A building fire at the Regal Place Hotel on the 100 block of West Hastings Street, just east of Victory Square, in downtown Vancouver was extinguished this afternoon.
According to Vancouver Fire Rescue, 35 firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze, which began at approximately 1:30 p.m. The fire was centralized on the top floor of the building.
It is unclear whether there were any injuries, and the cause is unknown at this time.
A number of bus routes were affected by road closures in the area.
More on this as it develops…
— Jeet Samra (@GSRJeet) December 19, 2015
— Darren Amerongen (@DarrenAmerongen) December 19, 2015
big fire. west hastings, vancouver. now! pic.twitter.com/1AUlFbzchA
— George Bass,QC,ICD.D (@georgenbass) December 19, 2015
— PACE Society (@PaceSociety) December 20, 2015
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Fire visible from my Vancouver office. pic.twitter.com/dGIh8TR60V
— Michael Labbé (@frogtoss) December 19, 2015
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