Vancouver Fire Rescue respond to commercial fire on W Broadway near Granville on March 31, 2019. (Twitter/@ACSheldonYoung)

Crews respond to 2 overnight fires in Vancouver

The cause of the fire is under investigation

Fire crews responded to two overnight fires in Vancouver late Saturday night.

West Vancouver Fire received reports of a fire at the Ambleside Youth Centre just before 11 p.m.

“Crews were met by heavy fire conditions on approach,” said Fire Chief Jeff Bush, who said the fire is being treated suspicious at this time.

The vacant building is located next to the SPCA, but Bush said the fire was contained and did not affect the animal shelter.

The building was badly damaged, but no one was hurt. The investigation into the cause of the fire will begin Monday.

READ MORE: Seven small wildfires burning in B.C. as warm weather brings dry conditions

Later that same night Vancouver Fire Rescue responded to a fire at Eat Your Cake on West Broadway near Granville.

Fire rescue first made mention of “smoke showing from a commercial business” on their Twitter just after midnight on Sunday. It was soon upgraded to a second-alarm fire and additional crews were called on scene.

The blaze was upgraded again to a third-alarm fire before it was finally put out just after 4 a.m.

“A stubborn basement fire in a strip mall provided lots of challenged for Vancouver Fire Rescue crews last night,” said Fire Chief Darrell Reid on Twitter. “I’m proud of the excellent command and firefighting.”

There were no injuries and the case of the fire is under investigation, according to Reid.



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