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Busy Halloween night for Vancouver fire crews

Firefighters respond to three separate blazes
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Vancouver firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire in an apartment building on Beach Avenue Thursday night. Photo @FireChiefReid/Twitter

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.

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.

- With files from Canadian Press