Fire damages Uptown Village landmark

first_imgCrews from the Vancouver Fire Department climbed to the roof to get the upper hand on a two-alarm fire in a landmark downtown business center Thursday.Facing a fast-moving fire at one end of the Schofield’s Corner business center near the intersection of Main Street and McLoughlin Boulevard, firefighters with a ladder company and engine company went on the attack to save the structure, going after the fire as it burned through a double roof and a drop ceiling.“There was a moment there when it was going to go either way, and the ladder company and the other engine made a significant difference in stopping the fire,” said Jim Flaherty, firefighter-spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. “Some exceptionally skilled firefighting happened up there on the roof tonight.”About $500,000 damage was done to the structure of the business center, with the vast majority at Mojo’s Restaurant & Lounge,1819 Main St., Flaherty said. Damage to two neighboring businesses — City Dog Wash and Cover to Cover Books — appeared to be mostly from smoke. A rehabilitation company had been called in and was preparing to go to work once investigators cleared the building.last_img

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