Residents of Louis Creek, B.C., were woken in the early hours Saturday morning by loud bangs.
A commercial building in the Louis Creek Industrial Park was engulfed in flames. The banging heard was due to various materials within the building exploding.
Residents gathered outside to witness the anomaly, many in their pajamas and housecoats.
The sign outside the building read “Spray All Foam Insulation and Coatings.”
Barriere Fire Rescue was called at approximately 4:25 a.m. Sept. 26 to the 4100 block of Agate Bay Road. They were accompanied by Chu Chua Fire Department for mutual aid, Barriere First Responders to ensure firefighters’ health and safety, BC Ambulance and Barriere RCMP, according to a media release from Barriere Fire Chief, Ashley Wohlgemuth.
Quite a few engines arrived on scene, all helping to get water to the flames and get it under control. They appeared to have the situation under control within the hour.
“Thank you to everyone that helped,” she said.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.