10/02/2013 12:16 EDT | Updated 12/02/2013 05:12 EST

Ridge Theatre demolition site searched for squatters

Vancouver firefighters are trying to determine if anyone has been trapped in the rubble of the old Ridge Theatre on Arbutus Street near 12th Avenue.

The search was sparked after parts of the building were knocked down before crews checked to make sure if squatters, who had been suspected of using the building at night, had cleared out this morning.

Firefighters say they have found no evidence anyone is trapped inside, but the search with a thermal imaging camera is being done as a precaution.

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