No one was hurt, but a car went bust at the River Rock Casino Resort after it caught fire on the fifth level of the parkade early Thursday morning.
According to the resort's executive director,
Chuck Keeling, the fire was limited to the vehicle which suffered significant damage.
Keeling said sprinklers in the parkade were not activated because the fire's intensity was not hot enough to trigger them.
"Thankfully, no one was hurt," Keeling said. "But we did have to evacuate our (South) hotel for about an hour and a half."
The incident affected about 100 guests.
The parkade serves both the hotel and adjacent Bridgeport Canada Line SkyTrain station. But TransLink officials said the fire did not disrupt the morning commute.
Traffic in and around the resort was restricted as Richmond Fire-Rescue crews remained busy mopping up after the incident until after 9 a.m.