Update: Vehicle engulfed in flames at Richmond's Lansdowne Centre (video)

No one was injured after a car caught fire outside Lansdowne Centre Thursday evening.

Emergency crews and paramedics responded to a 911 call about a vehicle fire around 7 p.m. Sept. 12 on Lansdowne Road between No. 3 and Cooney Roads.

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According to Richmond Fire-Rescue, fire-fighters found a car on fire in the westbound lane of Lansdowne Road when they arrived on scene.

The driver, who was the only occupant, called 911, added fire-rescue. The individual was driving at the time of the incident, but was out of the vehicle by the time fire crews arrived.  

Several ambulances were also dispatched to the scene. No one was taken to hospital and there were no injuries, according to BCEHS.

One witness, Tammy Yu, told the Richmond News that she saw smoke coming from the area around 6:30 p.m.

In a video (below) of the incident, which was originally posted on Facebook, a car is seen on fire. Shortly afterwards, there is a small explosion.

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Firefighters and paramedics attended a car that was severely burned at Lansdowne and Cooney roads around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

One witness, Tammy Yu, told the Richmond News that she saw smoke coming from that area an hour earlier.

The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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