A large fire broke out Monday morning in Gastown, as the neighbourhood was shrouded in a large plume of smoke.
The smoke could be seen from across the water after the fire started near Abbott and Water Street.
In a tweet, the Vancouver Police Department urged motorists to stay away from the area.
— Arliss Renwick (@arlissed) April 11, 2022
A tweet from Vancouver Fire Chief Karen Fry showed firefighters on the scene battling the blaze. Fry told Daily Hive that several people were rescued by firefighters from the top floor.
Several occupants rescued pic.twitter.com/65n12IQmKm
— Karen Fry (@Karen_Fry) April 11, 2022
A spokesperson from the Flying Pig told Daily Hive that as of around 12 pm on Monday, the fire was still going strong.
“We have evacuated, that’s all for now.”
The Flying Pig is located at 102 Water Street, inside the impacted building.
According to BC Hydro, the Gastown fire has led to the loss of power in the surrounding area.
Daily Hive has reached out to the VPD and Vancouver Fire Rescue for more information.
— Amanda Wawryk (@AmandaWawryk) April 11, 2022
At 1 pm, crews were still actively battling the blaze. Video seems to suggest that a large portion of the roof has been destroyed in the fire.
Hopefully no one was seriously hurt. pic.twitter.com/qfSp8ApFBx
— Amir Ali ⌨️☕️ (@AmirsDoingItAll) April 11, 2022
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