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Passing motorist spots fire at vacant Port Coquitlam warehouse

A fire broke out at a vacant warehouse in Port Coquitlam late Monday night. Andrea Macpherson / Global News

Firefighters have now knocked down a blaze that broke out in an industrial area of Port Coquitlam overnight Monday.

The fire broke out around 11 p.m. at a vacant business plaza near Kingsway Avenue and Gately Avenue.

The fire was first noticed by a passing motorist.

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Black smoke could then be seen in the area.

Firefighters responded quickly and were able to get the upper hand on the blaze.

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Multiple units were affected but it is not known what sparked the fire.

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The plaza has been vacant for about six months but was the site of some automotive shops and a sign business.

Coquitlam RCMP is also working to determine if the fire is suspicious.

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