Large structure fire triggers evacuation in downtown Squamish (VIDEO)

Apr 8 2019, 6:11 pm

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.

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.


Squamish RCMP/Twitter

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.

Roads leading up to the area of the fire will remain blocked off until the fire is out.

More information to follow. 

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