An early morning fire severely damaged a neighbourhood house and forced a popular restaurant to close temporarily.
Around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday (July 2), the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House at 3891 Main Street caught on fire.
The Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) crews arrived to discover that the blaze began in the back of the building and had gone up to the second floor.
"The damage is fairly extensive as the fire had gone through many areas of the building," says Assistant Chief of Operations Brad Hesse.
The cause of the fire is unknown and no injuries were reported.
However, smoke ingress from the flames forced neighbouring eatery The Acorn, named the best vegan-friendly restaurant in the world, to close. Luckily, it was able to reopen July 3.
"Thankfully the buildings were both vacant at the time and no one was hurt," the restaurant shares in an Instagram post.
-This story has been updated with the Acorn's reopening plan