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Stanley Park tree fire knocked out by fireboat

Fire crews were called out to Vancouver's Stanley Park after a passing boater spotted a tree on fire on the cliffs near Siwash Rock on Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters suspect flames may have spread from campfire

Firefighters knocked out a tree fire in Stanley Park on Thursday night. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)

Fire crews were called out to Vancouver's Stanley Park after a passing boater spotted a tree on fire on the cliffs near Siwash Rock on Thursday night.

Fire battalion Chief John Mantei says the site was difficult to reach, but a fireboat was able to put out the flames by 2 a.m. PT, with help from a crew on the cliffs above.

"It was right on the edge of a cliff, so gaining access was a bit of a challenge for our crew, but they did a great job," he said.

"It looked as if it may have been started as a campfire and spread to a tree," he said.


    
    

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