Coal port fire extinguished quickly

Black smoke could be seen for several kilometers after a fire at Westshore Terminals early Tuesday afternoon.

A Port Metro Vancouver spokesperson said the fire broke out at one of the loaders at around 12:50 p.m. It was a small blaze and was extinguished by 1:15 p.m.

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No one was injured as a result of the fire.

The cause and the extent of the damage are unknown at this time.

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