City of Langley firefighters were called to a plastics factory on the Langley-Surrey border at around 1:45 Thursday afternoon.

Plastics plant catches fire

Plume of smoke could be seen as far as Delta after the fire erupted in the 19400 block of 56 Ave. on Thursday

The Mansonville Plastics plant caught fire, sending a huge plume of thick black smoke into the air at around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Langley City fire rescue crews, along with Surrey firefighters, arrived quickly to the plant located at 19402 56 Avenue. A number of people at the scene said the plant manufactures Styrofoam.

The smoke could be seen as far as Delta.

By 2:30 p.m., fire crews had managed to get the fire well under control. The flames spread to the building’s roof line, so   crews expect to be on scene for much of the day.

On May 28, an egg carton fire erupted at the CKF factory. While it took 17 hours to finally extinguish the fire, minimal damage was done to the premises because of the building’s working sprinkler system.