If you’re wondering why we may have some extra smoke this morning. Last night at around 9:00 pm pictures and videos were being live tweeted of a fire that broke out at The New Westminster Pier . The fire which resulted in Translink Expo Line having stop service from Columbia To Scott Road station.
The 150 year old pier was burning with firefighters assisting from Vancouver, Richmond, Delta and Coquitlam trying to get it under control.
The pier which is a staple to the New Westminster community back in 2015 it was nominated as the #1 Boardwalk around Vancouver. Residents shared live tweets last night of their sorrow with the beloved pier burning in front of them.
Techno Monkey Media Inc. on Facebook shared a livestream of the fire happening from above the ground and as I watched it looked terrifying. In the screenshots below you can see how firefighters did what they do best to contain the flames.
If you are in the area of the fire it is recommended you keep your windows closed, as the air quality will be worsen. So far residents have said they are safe and no injuries have been reported.
The fire is still burning and firefighters are doing their best to put it out. Cause of the fire has not yet been revealed.