× Select City

Body discovered at site of East Vancouver house fire

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 13, 2014 8:23 am

The body of a man in his 50s was discovered at the scene of a East Vancouver house fire yesterday.

The fire at the single-family residence on the 4700 block of Reid Street began at approximately 3:30 p.m. While the building was burning, fire crews were not able to enter the structure due to a partial roof collapse. However, the situation was contained and extinguished relatively quickly – within only an hour.

Upon entering the building, officials found a body in the home. It is not known whether the man lived in the residence, but the incident has been deemed suspicious. The BC Coroners’ Service and fire officials are investigating the cause of the circumstances, including the possibility of arson.

Renters lived on the main floor of the home while the landlord’s family resided downstairs in the basement.

Feature Image: Lucas Diack

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.

DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in Vancouver in 2008. In 2016, the publication rebranded and opened newsrooms in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Send story tips to [email protected]

© 2019 Buzz Connected Media Inc.