Some people living in North Vancouver woke up to an explosion Tuesday morning as a massive fire gutted a  warehouse nearby.Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the building on Monashee Drive, near Capilano University and Northwest Kennel, a dog and cat boarding and daycare facility. Neither facility was affected by the blaze.

Capt. Walt Warner of District of North Van Fire said crews arrived to the scene quickly and attacked the fire."We did have very, very heavy flames when we got here, but we got it under control very quick."

The warehouse is part of an open works yard which includes welding equipment, heavy pallets, building material and heavy backhoes.The biggest concern for crews was making sure the animals at the kennel were out of harm's way, he added.Lisa Madill said the explosion was so large it shook her home.