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One person in custody after three-alarm fire in Vancouver near Main and Broadway

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One person is in custody after a three-alarm fire in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood on Thursday.

The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. in the 2400-block of Main Street.

Crews are battling a three-alarm fire in the 2400-block of Main St.
Crews are battling a three-alarm fire in the 2400-block of Main St. Liam Wake

Smoke could be seen billowing out of Frenchies Diner and a plume of smoke could be seen from kilometres away.

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The fire impacted traffic and drivers were being asked to avoid the area.

Main Street from East 6th Ave. to East 12th Ave. is blocked to traffic along with East Broadway from Brunswick St. to Quebec St., Vancouver police said. Police said Thursday afternoon that they expect traffic to be disrupted for a few hours.

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Vancouver police confirmed they have a person in custody.

The blaze came a week after a three-alarm fire damaged a number of businesses near Cambie Street and King Edward Avenue.

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