More details have emerged from the early morning fire that took place in Stanley Park just off the Lover’s Lane trail.
The fire took place in an old rotten cedar tree.
Vancouver Fire Chief Dan Wood says it appears someone may have been trying to use the fire to stay warm.
“Someone might have started a fire to keep warm, or an errant cigarette butt in the duff which is the dead debris beneath the tree. But it’s still under investigation.”
The tree – around 120 feet tall and 5 ft around in diameter – has been felled.
Crews are waiting for Vancouver Parks rangers to cut up some of the length to get to the dead material inside which is still smouldering.
Another fire in Surrey
It’s a busy day for firefighters around the Lower Mainland after a fire broke out at a recovery house on 132nd Street in Surrey.
Surrey Fire Battalion Chief Reo Jerome says the fire was reported at 9:44 this morning and no one was hurt.
“After we did our searches of the residence, we got an all clear, meaning that there was no one else found inside, so everyone got out of the home.”
The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm fire with over 20 firefighters responding.
The cause is still under investigation.