A large fire has broken out in downtown Squamish.
Earlier this morning, just after 9 am, RCMP reported a structural blaze in the 37000 blocks of Third Street via Twitter.
— Squamish RCMP (@SquamishRCMP) April 8, 2019
— Cheryl MacNaughton (@Cherylmacn) April 8, 2019
Members of the Squamish Fire Department and RCMP, as well as emergency crews, were rushed to the scene.
An evacuation order was issued for residents and anyone in the area south of Vancouver Street and Third, due to the hazardous amounts of smoke.
The order was quickly lifted, but residents have been advised to stay indoors and keep all windows and doors closed.
Environment Health Officers continue to monitor the situation and will be providing updates as firefighters continue to battle the blaze.
Air quality at 3rd & Vancouver St. structure fire in #Squamish is being monitored [email protected] enviro health officers. No evacuations are required. Continue to avoid area as emergency crews are still on scene fighting the fire. Will continue to update as info is available.
— District of Squamish (@Squamishtown) April 8, 2019
Roads leading up to the area of the fire will remain blocked off until the fire is out.
More information to follow.