Park fire spares Vancouver landmark

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Pigeon Park fire spared Vancouver totem pole

Someone apparently dumped belongings in the park and set them on fire

A small fire in Vancouver’s Pigeon Park on the Downtown Eastside this morning spared a nearby totem pole.  City workers said they had just finished cleaning up the park and had gone on a break when someone apparently dumped belongings in the park and set them on fire.   Firefighters arrived to put the fire out, blocking traffic for a short time around 5 am. While the fire burned near a totem pole in the small park, it did not damage it.

Pigeon Park is located at the intersection of East Hastings and Carral Street, Vancouver.

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