Vancouver casino construction fire halts work

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by JOC News Service

A roof fire caused hundreds of construction workers to temporarily evacuate the Parq Vancouver work site on June 27.
Vancouver casino construction fire halts work

The incident occurred because a generator on the building's sixth level caught fire. According to a report in the Vancouver Sun, two fire engines arrived on the scene at 11:30 a.m. and dealt with the blaze, and workers were allowed back onsite by 12:30 p.m.

"We can confirm there was a small incident caused by load testing the generators. The fire was immediately contained and there were no injuries. Construction has resumed and traffic flow has normalized," Parq Vancouver said in a statement to the Journal of Commerce.

The $600 million project, located at the edge of Vancouver's Cambie Bridge on the north side of False Creek, is scheduled to open in the fall and will house two luxury hotels, numerous dining, meeting and entertainment spaces, and a casino.

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