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Overnight blaze destroys miniature train station in Vancouver's Stanley Park

June 22, 2012 - 10:36 AM

VANCOUVER - Decades of childhood memories have gone up in smoke after fire swept through one of the best-known attractions in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

The station house where riders board the popular miniature train is in ashes.

Firefighters were called to the scene, near the now-closed children's zoo, at around midnight to find the little station fully engulfed.

Crews doused nearby trees to prevent the flames from spreading, but could not save the replica train station -- that also doubles as Santa's workshop during the popular Bright Nights in Stanley Park celebration each Christmas.

Two firefighters were hurt, one suffering burns to the hands, the other a strained knee, while battling the blaze.

A cause of the fire is under investigation.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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