Hollow tree in Stanley Park catches fire
Firefighters say they they had to put out the suspicous fire twice on Thursday night
It remains unclear what caused a stubborn fire inside Stanley Park's famous hollow tree on Thursday night, but firefighters say it appears suspicious.
The tree, which has a been a popular Vancouver tourist attraction for about 100 years, first caught fire around 10:45 p.m. PT Thursday.
Several hours later it sparked up again and firefighters returned around 3 a.m. to put it out.
In 2008 the Park Board voted to cut the 700-year-old cedar stump down, and lay it on its side, after it became a safety hazard.
But a group of citizens raised several hundred thousand dollars to stabilize the tree by creating 'artificial roots' from concrete and steel.
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With files from Steve Lus