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Early-morning blaze damages at least one suite in well-known Vancouver highrise

January 13, 2014 - 5:16 AM

VANCOUVER - A major fire has shut down a busy Vancouver intersection as crews battle a blaze in the eight-storey Hycroft Towers in the city's upscale south Granville district.

It appears to be centred on the seventh floor of the 61-year-old building on Granville Street between 15th and 16th avenues.

Firefighters upgraded their response to a third alarm shortly after they arrived just before 3 a.m., but believe most of the damage has been confined to a single condo unit.

They say the suite was vacant and under renovation at the time.

There's no word yet what sparked the flames in the 158 suite building that features interior murals by Canadian artist Lionel Thomas.

No injuries have been reported and the entire three-wing complex remains evacuated. (The Canadian Press, Global)

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