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All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres.

Burn ban rescinded

All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres.

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Fire in Stanley Park

UPDATE: 6:40 p.m.

Firefighters were called to Vancouver's Stanley Park Friday afternoon after flames broke out in a hard-to-reach area.

They were called to a spot by the Second Beach after hikers spotted smoke rising through the trees around 4 p.m.

Vancouver Fire said it appeared that the flames seemed to be higher up in the tree. Typically, a fire would break out near the base, they said.

Air support said it appeared that there may have been a tent and camping debris set up next to the flames.

Crews also dug down into the ground to make sure there were no remaining hot spots.


Original:5:30 p.m.

A fire has started in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Firefighters are trying to reach the fire, in a heavily wooded area near Second Beach.

Smoke can be seen rising through the trees, and CTV's Chopper 9 captured images of open flame.

There may have been a homeless camp at the site, but the fire appears to be substantially larger than just a campfire.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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