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A large fire has broken out in an apartment near Beach Avenue and Thurlow Street.

VANCOUVER - A large fire broke out inside an apartment building in Vancouver's West End Thursday night.

Flames could be seen shooting out of a corner unit on an upper floor of a highrise at Beach Avenue and Thurlow Street.

Neighbours told CTV News Vancouver the fire happened on the Sunset Plaza building's 16th floor.

Moses Vega lives six levels below where the fire started. 

"My brother called me on the phone and he says your building is on fire and we were a few blocks down the street," he told CTV News Vancouver. 

"It’s been a weird night, Halloween I guess."

Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stroup said heavy smoke and flames could be seen from the 16th floor apartment. 

"The hardest is gaining access in quick fashion getting up those stairs to the fire floor and crews did an amazing job and getting up there very quick," he said. 

Fire Chief Darrell Reid said in a tweet that the fire was quickly knocked down, and there were no injuries. Reid also tweeted the cause of the fire is under investigation, and residents are being assisted by Emergency Social Services.

A neighbourhood resident told CTV News there were eight firetrucks on scene and between 50 and 100 residents were out of their homes on Beach Avenue.

With files from CTV News Vancouver's Emad Agahi

The building across the street from us is on fire. A terrible Halloween night for the residents of 1100 Beach Avenue. pic.twitter.com/2HUbCrUQLk

— Greg Hoekstra (@greghoekstra) November 1, 2019

Apt building fire @sunset beach #Vancouver #sunsetbeach pic.twitter.com/ZPmD28ubQT

— Kevin Marques (@marqueske) November 1, 2019