British Columbia

Residents displaced after apartment fire in Vancouver's West End

Vancouver Fire officials estimate around 10 people have been displaced.

Flames and smoke could be seen billowing from a 15th floor balcony

Fire officials say the fire broke out on the 15th floor of an apartment building on Pacific Street at Jervis Street on Sunday afternoon. (Dragana Hajdukovic )

Fire crews quickly knocked down a dramatic-looking apartment fire in the West End Sunday, according to Vancouver's fire chief.

Thick black smoke and flames could be seen billowing from a balcony late in the afternoon along English Bay's waterfront.

Fire Chief Darrell Reid said in a tweet that crews responded to a fire on the 15th floor of the building at Pacific Street and Jervis Street, and were able to extinguish it without any injuries to firefighters or residents.

People who live in the building said it was evacuated due to the fire.

Vancouver Fire estimates around 10 people on the floor affected by smoke damage have been displaced.

Reid said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.