Fire Destroys New Westminster Apartment

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New Westminster Fire

Early this morning, a massive fire destroyed a three-storey apartment in New Westminster.

Residents of the building (located at Ash Street and 4th Avenue) were taken away to be looked after. Fire crews and the New Westminster Police are still checking to ensure everyone got out safely.

Fire crews from across Metro Vancouver were called in to fight the fire. The fire started around 1:30 a.m. this morning. No word yet on the cause of the fire.

Here is a video captured by a Vancity Buzz reader:

ROAD CLOSURES:

Sections on 4th Avenue and Ash Street are closed until further notice. 8th Street and 6th Street between 5th Avenue and 3rd Avenue are completely closed. Heavy smoke has also decreased visibility in the area.

Image: @GS_Harper

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