East Vancouver house fire Wednesday night sends two to hospital

May 11 2017, 4:57 pm

A two-alarm fire at a house in East Vancouver Wednesday night sent two people to hospital.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 3100 block of East 16th Avenue, just before midnight.

“At time of arrival, the fire was large, had extended to nearby trees, and was threatening neighbouring houses,” said Vancouver Fire Rescue captain Jonathan Gormick. “Two people were home at the time, and were out of the building upon our arrival.

Gormick told Daily Hive the pair was treated on scene before being transferred to hospital, “but I’m unable to comment on their injuries or current condition.”

A total of 27 staff spread across 12 units responded to the blaze.

Crews were on scene for almost-three-and-a-half hours, “although that includes the investigator gathering evidence,” Gormick explained.

The fire is not considered suspicious.

“Our teams did a fantastic job not only protecting the unaffected structures, but in knocking down an extensive fire,” Gormick added.

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