World News – CA – Massive Vancouver fire engulfs several Cambie Street businesses, causing road closures


Alyse Kotyk
Journalist, CTVNewsVancouverCalifornia


Vancouver fire crews worked to fight a massive fire on Cambie Street on October 15, 2020

A massive fire damaged several Vancouver businesses early Thursday morning, prompting road closures and warnings from local fire teams

Emergency teams were called to the Cambie Street and 23rd Avenue area shortly after 2 am for a fire deep inside a business

Deputy Chef Dan Stroup told CTV News the fire burst into the attic and affected at least three businesses, including a restaurant, a dry cleaner and a pharmacy

While the call initially arrived as a first alarm fire, it was quickly upgraded to a second alarm, meaning another crew was called in. Stroup said 40 members were at the scene, but they were facing challenges with the location of the power lines

Road closures in the area are in effect, as fire crews tackle the blaze from the front of the businesses The intersection of Cambie Street and King Edward Street is closed, and several buses including the 15 , 25 and 33 make a detour

#RiderAlert 25 Detour UBC / Brentwood Station Via King Edward, Main, 33 Ave, Midlothian, 29 Ave, Cambie, 33 Ave, Oak, King Edward in both directions due to fire ^ RR

#RiderAlert 33 UBC / 29th Ave Detour Station Via 29 Ave, Cambie, 33 Ave, Oak, 16 Ave in both directions due to fire ^ RR

#RiderAlert 15 Detour Cambie Regular route to Cambie and 16 Ave, then 16 Ave, Oak, 33 Ave, Cambie, resume regular route due to fire ^ RR

Stroup said crews expected to be in the area for several hours and warned nearby residents to keep their windows closed due to the smoke

Vancouver, Cambie Street, South Cambie

World news – CA – Massive Vancouver fire engulfs several businesses on Cambie Street, causing road closures


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