A fire engulfed multiple buildings in Kitsilano early Thursday morning, July 5. (Twitter/Margaret Buttner)

Fire guts popular Kitsilano Mexican restaurant

Smoke filled the Vancouver-area neighbourhood and streets in the area are blocked to traffic as Topanga Cafe goes up in flames

A large fire has engulfed two buildings at the corner of West 4th and Baywater in Vancouver.

Fire crews have been battling the Kitsilano-area blaze since early Thursday morning.

Reports say that the fire has taken over the Topanga Cafe, a 40-year-old Californian-style Mexican restaurant in the area.

Traffic is being rerouted on 4th Avenue as crews continues battling the blaze.

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