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Vancouver crews quickly douse ‘spectacular’ fire at downtown restaurant

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Vancouver firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a blaze in the city’s central business district that sent a massive cloud of smoke through the area Thursday evening.

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Deputy Chief of Operations Trevor Connelly said crews were called to a Japanese barbeque restaurant at 888 Nelson St. around 7 p.m., where a fire had broken out in the kitchen.

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The fire got into the building’s air vents, he said, where it created a “spectacular” effect to onlookers because it was venting out of the roof.

Crews put the fire down within about 45 minutes, and Connelly said there were no reports of injuries.

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