Nanaimo Firefighters Tackle Blaze at Steelyard
Photograph by Juice FM News
A column of thick smoke is rising from a steel scrap yard near the Nanaimo airport.
Firefighters from several fire halls in the area around the airport are working to control and put out the fire at Schnitzer steel.
The fire broke out this morning in a pile of scrap metal.
Northbound traffic on Highway-1 slowed to a crawl and one lane of the highway was closed.