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Bus blaze in Vancouver's Stanley Park

A tourist bus erupted in smoke and flames in Vancouver's Stanley Park on Monday afternoon.

No injuries reported after firefighters extinguish blaze

A tour bus was on fire in Vancouver's Stanley Park. (Matt MacDonald/Twitter)

A tour bus erupted in smoke and flames in Vancouver's Stanley Park on Monday afternoon.

Fire officials received a call just before 4.30 p.m. that a bus had caught fire near the park's rose garden, said Jonathan Gormick, a spokesperson for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

The bus was evacuated and fire officials who arrived on the scene within minutes quickly extinguished the blaze. There were no reports of injuries.

Gormick said officials don't know what caused the fire, and there was some initial concern that the blaze could have spread in the park.

"We are always concerned when there is any type of fire is always that close to a wild land interface and we did respond with wild land units . . . but it's well away from anything really dry right now."

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