Crews battle two back-to-back fires in South Vancouver (VIDEO)

Jun 18 2020, 10:13 pm

Firefighters were busy Thursday evening putting out two back-to-back fires in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood.

The first fire broke out around 6 pm at a construction site near Winona Park. Park visitors captured videos of firefighters using hoses to fight the flames.

Marpole fire

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A witness at the scene told Daily Hive the fire charred the half-built structure, and the flames jumped and scorched the roof of a nearby townhouse.

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Vancouver Fire-Rescue classed the blaze as a third-alarm fire.

Later, as sun was setting, a second fire broke out only a few blocks away. Firefighters rushed to a Marine Gateway apartment building, where smoke could be seen coming from a charred balcony in the residential tower.

marine gateway tower fire

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marine gateway fire

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Here’s a look at how close together the two fires were