Biggest fire I've ever seen in person. Just East of the Garden City & Cambie intersection.
What burnt to the ground you ask?
'The Remy,' was to have been the first to take advantage of recent changes to the B.C. building code that made construction of wood buildings of more than four storeys possible.
Giant Pile of Wood Burning = :S
Freshly built and due to open in a few months. Condos were definitly sold.
Firefighters were helpless... building was destroyed in 10 minutes. Could hear the crackling and destruction from my balcony (1.3 km away).
At 11:45pm... properties went pitch black on the East side of Garden City (power out).
People truly do flock to fire, as they were running outta my building and over to the site to get a look. Geeezuss.