Black Press file photo. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Vancouver fire crews battle serious highrise blaze in city’s West End

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Fire Rescue Services says crews extinguished a serious fire in a highrise Thursday in the city’s West End.

The fire department says no one was injured in blaze, which started at about 6:30 p.m.

In a tweet Thursday, Fire Chief Darrell Reid commended firefighters putting out the fire quickly.

Two photos posted by Reid show flames shooting out of a unit.

He says residents were being assisted by emergency social services.

Reid says the cause remains under investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 31, 2019

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