03/10/2015 02:25 EDT | Updated 05/10/2015 05:59 EDT

Gelateria Italia hit by fire in White Rock

A fire in White Rock Tuesday morning has hit the popular Gelateria Italia, affected a number of other West Beach businesses, and forced the evacuation of nearby condos.

Seven fire trucks responded to the blaze on Marine Drive south of Oxford Street, where flames reached high above the gelato shop at about 8 a.m. PT. 

BC Hydro said power is out to more than 1000 nearby customers because of the fire.