A massive fire at a Langley Township condo complex Monday night sent flames shooting dozens of meters into the sky.
It could be seen from as far away as Delta and Coquitlam.
The building was under construction but only the elevator shafts remained standing Tuesday morning.
Witnesses said people living near the engulfed complex, near 208th Street and 80th Avenue, were asked to evacuate as it appeared to spread to neighbouring buildings.
Just after 11 p.m., an explosion was heard and everything for several blocks around went dark.
Witnesses said the building collapsed, knocking down nearby powerlines.
The power to nearby homes, street lights and traffic lights appeared to have been knocked out for some time by the explosion.
Traffic in the area was heavily impacted and people are asked to avoid the area Tuesday.
At this time there are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire has not been determined.
With files from Toby Kerr.