A two-alarm fire was ignited in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood just before midnight on Wednesday.
The Vancouver Fire Department has confirmed that a woman died from the fire, which was contained to a single suite of a building on Marinaside Crescent.
This marks the first fire fatality for Vancouver in 2018.
Fire investigators determined that the cause of the fire was accidental.
Our deepest condolences to the family & community affected by last night’s fire fatality. VFRS will provide an update this afternoon 2pm at Firehall 1.
— Vancouver Fire (@VanFireRescue) February 1, 2018