A car fire broke out near Vancouver City Hall Saturday afternoon, emitting a column of smoke that was visible from the downtown core.
Residents shared pictures of the flames and smoke to social media, which appear to have started just after 4 pm.
Witnesses say a car caught fire, and one Twitter user shared a video of the vehicle’s burned out shell.
— SoNyA_e_T 🏳️🌈 (@sonelta) October 24, 2020
A staff member at City Hall told Daily Hive no one was hurt in the car fire and Vancouver Fire and Rescue members attended and extinguished the blaze.
— teresa hornacek (@teresahornacek) October 24, 2020
Fire crews are putting out a fire to something out at City Hall by the Vancouver statue. pic.twitter.com/7A9gZdFmdf
— Matthew Van Deventer (@MattVanDeventer) October 24, 2020
Van on fire. pic.twitter.com/qFuMpG6L2l
— Jay Holtslander 😷 (@j_holtslander) October 24, 2020
— Cynnamon Schreinert (@CynnamonS) October 24, 2020
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This fire comes only days after a three-alarm fire ravaged several buildings in Mount Pleasant near Main Street and Broadway, destroying several local businesses and displacing residents who lived above.