Firefighters quickly knock down apartment fire in Vancouvers West End – CBC.ca

Firefighters quickly knock down apartment fire in Vancouver\s West End - CBC.ca
Third-alarm fire breaks out in West End high-rise apartment building
Fire crews quickly knocked down a dramatic looking apartment fire in the West End Sunday, according to Vancouver's fire chief.

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.

“Strong, tactically sound command + strong firefighting means fire was contained to the 15th floor,” tweeted Reid.

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. 

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Avoid Pacific Ave downtown. Fire in apartment building. #vancouver #emergency pic.twitter.com/isUH86qFAg

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It was a dramatic scene in the West End of Vancouver on Sunday afternoon as thick black smoke took over the skyline when an apartment building went up in flames.

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