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Church destroyed in fire in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

BY The Canadian Press, translated by Connect News, Jul 7, 2022 11:34 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Fire has destroyed a church that was an important source of outreach and meals for struggling residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Flames broke out in the building housing the Vancouver Street Church (on East Hastings Street) about 9:30 last night.

No one was seriously hurt but a neighbouring rooming house-style hotel for low income tenants had to be evacuated because of the heavy smoke, although crews managed to keep the fire from spreading into that hotel.

A cause of the fire is under investigation.

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