Camping debris seen near fire in Vancouver's Stanley Park
Flames are seen from CTV Vancouver's Chopper 9 over Stanley Park on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
Published Friday, September 14, 2018 4:41PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, September 14, 2018 6:00PM PDT
Firefighters were called to Vancouver's Stanley Park Friday afternoon after flames broke out in a hard-to-reach area.
They were called to a spot near the Second Beach after park-goers spotted smoke rising through the trees around 4 p.m. Firefighters worked with park rangers to control the situation, and asked for help from CTV's Chopper 9 to locate the flames.
Vancouver Fire said it appeared that the flames seemed to be higher up in the tree. Typically, a fire would break out near the base, they said.
From the air, it appeared that there may have been a tent and camping debris set up next to the flames.
The location of the fire made it harder to reach, they said, because they were unable to drive a ladder truck down from the trail. They did reach the scene eventually and were able to put out the blaze.
Crews also dug down into the ground and used a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no remaining hot spots.