A Major Fire in the Neighbourhood

Posted on December 28th, 2009 in Vancouver by andrija

I looked through the window to see what’s up with so many sirens. And indeed something is up. The smoke was black and there was lots of it. I am not sure where exactly it was, looks like Kingsway and Rupert, somewhere behind the hotel.

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UPDATE: apparently this was a two-alarm fire (really?! but look at all that smoke!) at Big O Tires, an automotive repair centre. That makes sense, the black smoke could be from tires. And now, an hour later, not a whiff of smoke is coming so I guess it wasn’t as bad as it can get.

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  1. Dawn said,

    on December 28th, 2009 at 14:57

    It was on Spencer and Kingsway where the OK Tire is.
    Just one block away from us, we got some pretty scary pictures of the fire.

  2. andrija said,

    on December 29th, 2009 at 0:07

    Yikes! According to news, it was the gas tank of a vehicle that got on fire as mechanics were removing it. One guy got on fire and his mate doused it with his hands. They’re both in hospital with burns.

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