Thick black smoke and flames could be seen billowing from a balcony late in the afternoon along English Bay's waterfront.
Fire Chief Darrell Reid said in a tweet that crews responded to a fire on the 15th floor of the building at Pacific Street and Jervis Street and were able to extinguish it without any injuries to firefighters or residents.
A fire broke out in Vancouvers West End on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Source: Twitter.com/PcOfSht_Doodles
Photos and video posted to social media show flames and thick black smoke coming from the residential tower.
Images and video on social media show visible flames and dark plumes of smoke shooting from one of the upper floors of the building on Pacific Street near Bute Street.
He praised crews for working quickly to extinguish the flames and ensure the fire did not spread further.
Avoid Pacific Ave downtown. Fire in apartment building. #vancouver #emergency pic.twitter.com/isUH86qFAg
#Fire in an condo tower in #vancouvers #westend @NEWS1130 @GlobalBC @CTVVancouver pic.twitter.com/nSwCCXwwFA