Fire burns in Delta mill near Surrey-Fraser Docks

First responders were in Delta early Sunday morning dealing with a mill fire.

Delta Police tell CityNews the blaze broke out at Acorn Mill on Alaska Way along the Fraser River, just off of Surrey Fraser Docks.

Police received a call around 1:15 a.m. from Delta Fire asking for assistance. No word yet on when Delta Fire received the initial call.

“No injuries, nobody hurt,” Acting Insp. James Sandberg, public affairs media manager for Delta Police, told CityNews.

“My understanding that this mill doesn’t run 24 hours a day or at least not on the weekend, so minimal staff on site at the time of the report.”

As of just after 8:30 a.m., Sandberg said the fire was still burning and crews were still fighting.

“We don’t have anything yet to say about causation or anything like that because we haven’t really been able to get in there at all,” he said.

Heavy smoke was seen in the area, and reports from the scene say, crews battled the stubborn fire for over 12 hours.

A witness says multiple stacks of dried lumber were on fire under a canopy structure and an excavator had to be brought in to move wood around so firefighters could extinguish the fire.

CityNews has reached out to Delta Fire for more information.

This is a developing story.

With files from Catherine Garrett.

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