UPDATE 12:41 pm: Pacific Blvd has reopened following the fire at 700 block.
Update 12:24 pm: The fire has now been put out, but crews are still on the scene.
Emergency services are on the scene of a fire at a construction site in downtown Vancouver.
— Vancouver Fire (@VanFireRescue) June 27, 2017
Smoke was first spotted at around 11:45 am on Tuesday morning and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Tweeted shortly after to confirm they were attending the scene.
Eye witnesses at the scene said that nearby traffic was being re-routed and that the fire had broken out on the 5th and 6th floors of the development.
Crews just arrived to a fire in a building under construction beside BC Place on Pacific Blvd #WorkingFire
— Van Fire Fighters (@IAFF18) June 27, 2017
Vancouverites have also been taking to social media to share pictures of the plume of smoke that’s rising above the stadium.
— Heather Caulder (@Heather_Caulder) June 27, 2017
— Scott Korzack (@skorzack) June 27, 2017
— DRO (@TheRealDRO3000) June 27, 2017
Something may or may not be on fire in downtown Vancouver … pic.twitter.com/itXKLA1QaT
— Chuck B! (@ChuckBergeron) June 27, 2017
More to follow…