Car fire near City Hall emits column of smoke over Vancouver

Oct 24 2020, 4:25 pm

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.

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.

fire smoke

Marnie Spino/Submitted

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.