Fire crews respond to late-night blaze at Burnaby General Hospital

Nov 16 2020, 10:41 am

Fire crews responded to a blaze at the Burnaby General Hospital over the weekend.

According to Kristy James, CEO of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, the fire began on Sunday night around the building’s office area.

James tweeted that by the time she had arrived at the scene, the fire had been put out and all patients were safe.

“I was overwhelmed with the number of firefighters and trucks when I arrived,” she says. “And to hear the patients were safe and the fire was out was a huge relief.”

The Burnaby Hospital is a 286-bed facility that offers medical, surgical, obstetric, tertiary palliative care, psychiatry, and 24/7 emergency services. The hospital sees 70,000 visits annually.

It’s unclear at this time how much damage was caused to the hospital.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Burnaby Fire Department for further comment.

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