Firefighters respond to downtown Vancouver explosion

Jan 5 2021, 3:50 pm

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire and an explosion in downtown Vancouver Tuesday afternoon, and asked drivers to avoid the intersection of Granville and Pacific streets because of the incident.

Vancouver Fire Rescue first tweeted about it just after 3:30 pm. Around 4 pm, they revealed a fire investigator is still looking for answers about what caused the explosion.

Granville and Pacific intersect near the north end of the Granville Street Bridge.

A witness shared images from the scene showing several displaced bricks and firefighters in the background.

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There aren’t many details yet about what happened, but at least two fire trucks and several police officers responded.

“Multiple units & @VancouverPD dealing with incident Granville St & Pacific. Pacific blocked eastbound,” the fire department said.

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