Emergency crews battling three alarm fire in downtown Vancouver

Oct 4 2018, 4:54 pm

Emergency crews are currently fighting a fire in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Fire Rescue confirmed a two-alarm blaze in the 900 block of Thurlow Street approximately half an hour ago.

Since then, the incident was upgraded to a three-alarm fire, calling for a heavier presence of fire crews and equipment.

Thurlow is currently closed south of Nelson.

downtown Vancouver

900 Thurlow Street (Google Maps)

There has been no mention regarding the cause of the fire.

A number of units are uninhabitable due to damage; Emergency social services are on the scene.

Thurlow and Nelson still remains closed.

Update: Unfortunately, the Thurlow fire has been upgraded to a fourth alarm.

According to Vancouver Fire Rescue, “one injured firefighter is being treated by [emergency services] while crews continue to chase and attack this stubborn fire under challenging conditions.”

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@VanFireRescue/Twitter

@VanFireRescue/Twitter

More to come as this story develops. 

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