July 3 2020 1:48pm

Sawmill sparks Vancouver’s only five-alarm fire in 1960, destroying four blocks near False Creek

Amateur film footage from the City of Vancouver’s archive shows the massive fire that started at the BC Forest Products sawmill and quickly grew into the first and only five-alarm fire in the city’s history. An estimated four-block area east of Oak Street was destroyed, forever changing the landscape of False Creek.

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