British Columbia

Firefighters scramble to douse flames at CN Rail building in Prince Rupert

A fire, near the Kwinitsa station in Prince Rupert, broke out mid-afternoon Sunday and was still burning by evening.

The fire near the waterfront started Sunday and was still burning by evening

The fire engulfing a CN building in Prince Rupert, B.C. on Sunday, March 1, 2020. (Matt Allen/CBC )

UPDATE — March 2, 2020: RCMP say one person has been arrested for arson in connection with the CN Rail fire.


Firefighters scrambled to douse flames at a CN Rail building at the waterfront in Prince Rupert, B.C. after a fire on Sunday.

The fire, near the Kwinitsa station, broke out mid-afternoon and was still burning by evening. The fire was under control by Monday morning.

A crowd of about 70 people gathered on a nearby hillside to watch the firefighting efforts Sunday.

The Prince Rupert Fire Department was not able to provide details on the state or cause of the fire early Sunday evening.

With files from Matt Allen