Several people have been rescued.
A huge fire broke out in the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver, and people have been posting videos of it on social media.
The Vancouver Police Department advised drivers to stay away from Gastown due to a "structure fire" in the area.
Vancouver Fire Chief Karen Fry said in a tweet that anyone downtown should "keep your windows shut to avoid the toxic smoke."
Right now, there have been no details released on what caused the fire, but there have been people rescued, according to Fry.
Photos on Twitter show billows of smoke coming from the area.
Wow. View of todays fire in Gastown near Abbot and Water st.pic.twitter.com/cBY7cHppSs— Lex Perry (@Lex Perry) 1649701655
The grey smoke can be seen from a distance. In some videos, loud emergency vehicle sirens can be heard.
Looks like a fire in Gastown. That\u2019s a lot of smoke pic.twitter.com/e8Ry708qX9— \ud83d\udcbd\ud83d\udcbd Katie Ujihisa \ud83d\udcbd\ud83d\udcbd (@\ud83d\udcbd\ud83d\udcbd Katie Ujihisa \ud83d\udcbd\ud83d\udcbd) 1649702379
Many people in apartments near the fire have captured it.
Fire department still struggling to extinguish the flames #Gastown #Vancouverpic.twitter.com/F56XAZRZem— \ub370\uc774\ube57 (@\ub370\uc774\ube57) 1649702433
Fry also posted a video on Twitter of the scene and said that several people have been rescued.
On scene large fire on Abbott St.\n@VanFireRescue @CityofVancouver \n\nSeveral occupants rescuedpic.twitter.com/65n12IQmKm— Karen Fry (@Karen Fry) 1649701307
Another update from Fry said that firefighters rescued someone from the building's second floor.
Firefighters just rescued an occupant from the 2nd floor.\n\n13 firefighting apparatus on scene.pic.twitter.com/Pqsq1d2ogS— Karen Fry (@Karen Fry) 1649704731
Vancouver Fire Rescue Services has yet to make a statement in regards to the fire.
It is unknown if anyone has been injured.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details.