Vancouver Casino Construction Site Catches Fire
Hundreds of workers have been forced to evacuate after a fire broke out on the construction site of Parq Vancouver, the casino resort in downtown Vancouver which is expected to be completed by the fall.
Aiming to become a leading international entertainment destination, Parq Vancouver is already becoming to generate plenty of interest from Vancouver’s neighborhood that boasts entertainment giants such as BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena.
Constructed and built to meet LEED Gold Standards, Parq Vancouver will feature dynamic offerings that will include two luxury and lifestyle hotels – JW Marriott Hotel and the Douglas.
The fire that broke out this week at the construction site of this luxurious project is not expected to delay the grand opening. The fire broke out on Wednesday shortly before noon, when at least two engines were called to the scene as black smoke was seen above the Parq Vancouver’s casino project.
Fire on the Roof
The fire is said to have been contained to a generator area on the sixth level of the building. A generator reportedly caught fire on a roof, but it was quickly extinguished by a swift reaction from the fire department.
Workers were allowed back to the construction site one hour after the evacuation and the Parq Vancouver management issued a prompt statement confirming the fire was started after a generator test.
“We can confirm there was a small incident caused by load testing the generators. The fire was immediately contained and there were no injuries. Construction has resumed and traffic flow has normalized,” Parq said in a statement.
Parq Vancouver $600 million development will turn this grandiose establishment into the largest private development in British Columbia.
In addition to the two aforementioned luxury hotels, Parq Vancouver will also feature eight restaurants and bars, a 62,000 square feet of conference space and a casino.