It was a busy Halloween night for Vancouver firefighters, with crews battling three separate structure fire overnight.
The first broke out at around 6:30 p.m. in a high-rise in the city’s West End. Photos posted to Twitter show flames shooting out of one of the units in the building in the 1100-block of Beach Avenue.
In a tweet Thursday night, Fire Chief Darrell Reid commended firefighters for putting out the fire quickly.
Our @VanFireRescue crews have had a busy start to #Halloween - a 3rd alarm highrise fire.— Fire Chief Darrell Reid (@FireChiefReid) November 1, 2019
Glad to report fire has been knocked down quickly!
Excellent command & #firefighting!
Residents being assisted by emergency social services.
Cause under investigation. pic.twitter.com/qg6mqxYI21
The chief also added that no one was injured in the blaze and residents were being assisted by emergency social services.
The cause is under investigation.
Fire crews were called to two more blazes overnight. One on Alma Street where one person had to be taken to hospital; and a third on Athlone Street (near West 41st Avenue and Granville Street) that broke out early Friday morning.
Our crews continue a busy #Halloween with a working fire on Alma.— Fire Chief Darrell Reid (@FireChiefReid) November 1, 2019
One person taken to hospital by @BC_EHS.
Cause under investigation.
Fast attack and rapid fire control by our @VanFireRescue @IAFF18 crews. pic.twitter.com/JDmmLxO3R9
- With files from Canadian Press