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PHOTOS: Cause under investigation as Port Coquitlam fire crews battle business plaza blaze

A Kingsway Avenue business building caught flames late Monday night (Aug. 2, 2021) with both firefighters and Mounties responding to the incident.

There's no word yet on what caused a structure fire in Port Coquitlam late Monday night (Aug. 2).

Around 11 p.m., crews responded to a blaze in a vacant business plaza on 2400-block Kingsway Avenue — between Maple Street and Gately Avenue — and went into the early hours of Tuesday (Aug. 3) trying to extinguish the fire.

There are no reported injuries as of this publication.

Multiple units appear to have been damaged, to which firefighters had to tackle the flames from the outside.

Only one lane of Kingsway Avenue remains open for commuters heading east this morning.

However, the city of Port Coquitlam is encouraging everyone to avoid the area as much as possible as investigators conduct their work.

In a statement, Coquitlam RCMP said the detachment was also called to the scene to help the PoCo Fire Department.

If the fire is deemed suspicious, Mounties explain it will take over the investigation.

Tri-City News has reached out to the Port Coquitlam Fire Department for more information.