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Camperized van fire closes Super Save Gas

This camper van was destroyed by a fire Wednesday afternoon at Super Save Gas, at No. 5 Road and Westminster Highway. - Martin van den Hemel photo
This camper van was destroyed by a fire Wednesday afternoon at Super Save Gas, at No. 5 Road and Westminster Highway.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

A camperized van was destroyed by fire late Wednesday afternoon at the Super Save Gas, 6600 No. 5 Rd.

The fire forced the closure of Westminster Highway to eastbound traffic, creating commuter chaos at the height of the rush hour, as Richmond Fire-Rescue dealt with the blaze.

There was no visible damage to the gas station, but the van's windows were blown out, and firefighters were flooding the older American-made van with water.

No word yet as to the cause of the fire.

According to a tweet from CBC News (@cbcnewsbc): "Witnesses report fireballs."

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