WATCH: Fire crews responded to a three alarm fire at a church in East Vancouver. Catherine Urquhart has the latest.
Vancouver firefighters battled a large roof fire at a Vancouver church Thursday.
The three-alarm fire was at “The Church in Vancouver” at 105 East 50th Avenue and appeared to be confined to the roof. Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services say it was reported by people who were doing roof repairs at the time.
More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze, attacking it from the ground and from the air. As more of the roof was consumed by the fire and doused with water, parts of it collapsed.
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There was plenty of smoke in the area, and nearby residents were advised to stay indoors.
Hot spots continued to flare up for several hours. Damage to the church is extensive and may have left it beyond repair. No injuries were reported.
-with files from Catherine Urquhart and Jon Azpiri
WATCH: Fire at Vancouver church