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Van bursts into flames at Vancouver City Hall

Fire crews extinguish a vehicle fire at Vancouver City Hall. Jessica Jordan

Fire crews were called to Vancouver City Hall on Saturday, where a van became fully engulfed in flames.

Thick black smoke from the fire could be seen from kilometres away.

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The van was in a parking lot just metres away from the statue of George Vancouver.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but the van was completely destroyed.

It’s not yet clear how the vehicle caught fire.