Large fire breaks out at New Westminster waterfront


A large fire has broken out at New Westminster’s Pier Park on Sunday night, shutting down SkyTrain service and traffic in the area.

The New Westminster fire department is battling the 4-alarm blaze, with help from firefighters from Vancouver, Richmond, Delta and Coquitlam.

SkyTrain service between Scott Road station and Columbia has been halted. Front street is closed to traffic from East Columbia to Stewardson Way.

Extra bus service is being set up to accommodate SkyTrain riders between Scott Road and Columbia stations.

@VanFireRescue Fireboat 1 on scene at pier fire in New Westminster assisting @NewWestFF @newwestpolice. Great job by Capt Bridger and crew dealing with the dark, heavy black smoke and strong river currents. @GlobalBC @CBCVancouver @CTVVancouver @CKNW

[email protected] currently has a #FireBoat enroute to @cityofnewwest to assist with a dock fire 📸@rosiekekoa

The fire is spreading very quick in new Westminster. PLEASE CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS!! AND STAY SAFE!!

Due to a large fire at Westminster Pier Park, Front Street is closed from East Columbia to Stewardson Way. There is no access to the Front Street parkade. Please avoid the area. #NewWest

so this is a fire happening in my home city of new westminster certainly hope everyone is alright

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