July 27, 1938 – 2:25pm
She is also worried about J. He works downtown. She keeps watching.
Wednesday, July 27 1938
2:25pm The entire pier – 200 wide feet, 920 feet long – is on fire.Everyone is ordered to leave the pier and work of saving records is stopped.
2:28 Hoses from the tugs “Nanoose” and Kyuoquot” were wetting down the sheds and piers.
2:30pm the Empress of Russia, berth don the west side of Pier B-C makes steam to prepare to leave if necessary
2:35 pm – Pier D caves in.
3:40pm fire crews have blue under control, helped by a fireboat and four tugs that streamed water onto the fire from the Burrard inlet.
[Sidenote: I have edited this video, original source: AAAA2373 courtesy of the Royal BC Museum and Archives ]