It might have been hard to tell since the skies are so smokey from U.S. forest fires, but there was also a fire at the Westminster Pier in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 13.
Mayor Jonathan Cote tweeted that after speaking with the fire chief, he doesn't think that the old pier will be saved at all.
New Westminster Pier fire. 2 blocks from my place. #newwestminster #newwestfire #NewWest https://t.co/3wafAYKaFp— Justin Simon (@Justin Simon) 1600061836.0
New Westminster Police say that the fire is contained but still burning the wooden wharf at the Westminster Pier Park.
Right now, they don't know what caused the fire but they're going to work with fire investigators to find out.
The popular park was completely ablaze and the photos and videos of the event are heartbreaking, especially if you grew up here and know the big "W" to be a crown jewel for New Westminster.
Pier Park part of New Westminster likely 'absolutely demolished' by major fire. Its seems to be terrifying. Hope al… https://t.co/2CYzPfh3Sd— Arshmeen Kaur (@Arshmeen Kaur) 1600078613.0
New Westminster pier on fire :( #nomore2020 https://t.co/A7UNsWYMpX— David Aranguiz (@David Aranguiz) 1600065074.0
New Westminster courthouse and registry have been closed today due to air quality concerns from pier fire. The wind… https://t.co/wTYQPX48UV— John Hua 華仁安 (@John Hua 華仁安) 1600107987.0
Check out the view from inside our @VanFireRescue #FireBoat Our crews are still on scene in @New_Westminster and… https://t.co/z7cK7rv97a— Assistant Chief Young (@Assistant Chief Young) 1600097657.0
@VanFireRescue Fireboat 1 on scene at pier fire in New Westminster assisting @NewWestFF @newwestpolice. Great job b… https://t.co/fZ6ytHLr2p— Assistant Chief Operations Connelly - VFRS (@Assistant Chief Operations Connelly - VFRS) 1600065055.0
RIP to the Big W. We are now New Vestminster. (Idk if the other half of the w fell... but it looks like it.)… https://t.co/KxM7P1wMR5— Rosie (@Rosie) 1600057001.0