A building in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood was on fire this afternoon.
The Regal Place Hotel, a social housing apartment with 39 units, is on Hastings Street between Abbott and Cambie. Flames could be seen coming from the top two floors of the building, and were highly visible throughout the area.
Bad day in #Gastown. Fire took out top two floors of building. #Vancouver @VancityBuzz @cbcnewsbc @CTVVancouver pic.twitter老域名购买/AKwmZWnjQJ
— Jeet Samra (@GSRJeet) December 19, 2015
big fire. west hastings, vancouver. now! pic.twitter老域名购买/1AUlFbzchA
— George Bass,QC,ICD.D (@georgenbass) December 19, 2015
Fire on Hastings near Cambie looks to be almost out. Firefighters dousing flames on roof @GlobalBC pic.twitter老域名购买/YsAGXLi5mG
— Jordan Armstrong (@jarmstrongbc) December 19, 2015
Crews have closed off the area to fight the blaze, and TransLink has rerouted buses to avoid the area for the time being.
#RiderAlert Structure fire on Hastings between Abbott & Cambie. Will impact service to 3, 8, 16, 14, 19, 20 and more. Details to come. ^BK
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) December 19, 2015
While there are no reported injuries, several residents will be displaced while the damage is repaired.
There is no report yet on the cause of the fire.
More to come…