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Fire sparks in Stanley Park

Vancouver firefighters responded to reports of a smouldering bushfire in Stanley Park Tuesday morning.

The fire was spotted near Tisdall Walk in the park.

“It was a small, smouldering bushfire, so there weren’t any flames,” says VFD Capt. Jonathan Gormick. “Park rangers were able to contain the bushfire with an extinguisher.”

“These fires in the city are almost always human caused,” says Gormick. “This one was likely caused by someone living in the park or someone walking who flicked their cigarette.”

In Vancouver, an average of 71 fires each year are caused by smoking. Discarding cigarette butts on the ground is littering and subject to a minimum fine of $100 up to $10,000 under the Street and Traffic Bylaw No. 2849.



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