Fire breaks out at New Westminster pier, SkyTrain service suspended – NEWS 1130

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NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) — A fire broke out at New Westminster’s Pier Park Sunday evening with flames surrounding a prominent piece of artwork and smoke causing SkyTrain service to be suspended.

HAPPENING NOW: A large fire has broken out at #NewWestminster Pier Park. Police and Fire are on the scene. @CityNewsVAN @NEWS1130 @BT_Vancouver pic.twitter.com/mK84HMUYhu

The park spans a stretch of riverfront along Front Street, and a listener tells NEWS 1130 the fire is at the eastern edge just west of the Pattullo Bridge.

“The red W made of shipping containers is completely surrounded in large amounts of flame, there’s about 300 feet of the entire pier completely burning from underneath,” according to Fraser Hewitt.

The fire is at the park near the Patullo Bridge where a large “W” statue can be found. Police have blocked off the area. @CityNewsVAN @NEWS1130 @BT_Vancouver pic.twitter.com/eGhzPFbyhn

“Due to a fire under the skybridge, there is no train SkyTrain service between Columbia and Scott Road stations. Trains heading toward King George Station from Vancouver are now being diverted toward Production Way-University Station. All trains from King George Station are turning back at Scott Road Station,” says a statement.

Front Street has been closed in both directions, and drivers should use Columbia Street as an alternate route.

I dont see a barge ! But it is super smoky so maybe I just… cant see it? pic.twitter.com/QSs9KrWZkV

Getting a clearer picture of what’s happening in New Westminster. SkyTrain service has been suspended between Columbia and Scott Road Stations. Front Street is closed. Trying to get more details from the fire department. https://t.co/bKkKYeuhpI

@CKNW @NEWS1130 it doesn’t look great. You can see the flames in the corner just to the right of that tall building and spread to the left all the way to that lonely left tree pic.twitter.com/g8Y1FfU0x3

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Source: https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/09/13/fire-breaks-out-at-new-westminster-pier-skytrain-service-suspended/

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