Child dies in Vancouver home fire; 2 other kids and 3 adults hospitalized

Child dies in Vancouver home fire: fire captain

VANCOUVER — A child has died in a house fire on Vancouver’s east side and five family members rescued from the residence are in hospital.

Capt. Jonathan Gormick of Vancouver Fire and Rescue could not provide an age or gender of the child who died.

He says two other children and three adults who survived suffered smoke inhalation and burns.

Gormick says firefighters arrived to see flames and smoke coming from the first and second floors of the home.

He says 45 firefighters, along with police and arson investigators are on the scene, but it’s too early to say what caused the blaze.

 

 

The Canadian Press

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