VANCOUVER — The 15th floor of an apartment building in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood has been gutted by a fire that billowed thick black smoke as residents scrambled to safety.
Several fire crews responded to the three-alarm blaze before it was extinguished.
— Rhonda Sherwood, CFP (@Rhonda_Sherwood) June 3, 2019
Fire Chief Darrell Reid took to Twitter to thank fire and rescue crews for their "fast knockdown" of the fire through "strong, tactically sound command."
— Fire Chief Darrell Reid (@FireChiefReid) June 3, 2019
Reid says the fire was contained to the 15th floor and the cause is under investigation. (NEWS 1130, The Canadian Press)
— Meggers 💫 (@MegsterT) June 3, 2019
Fire on the 15th floor of Vancouver high rise in the West End just off of Beach Ave. Excuse my emotions in the video, I was praying everyone got out safe while holding my baby boy. This is my biggest fear living in a high rise. pic.twitter.com/oWZophGoBi
— Ally Barragan (@AlyxandraFallis) June 3, 2019