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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