Two residents rescued in Port Coquitlam apartment fire; dozens displaced – BC

Overnight, many were forced to flee their homes after an apartment fire in Port Coquitlam.

Officials reported that firefighters responded to a call from firefighters shortly after 10 p.m. regarding the blazes in a low-rise apartment on Wilson Avenue, between Shaughnessy Street & Mary Hill Road.

Fire crews saved two people, while another person was taken to the hospital. A firefighter was also treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews stated that the fire was difficult to put out as it spread throughout the roof.

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Upon arrival, three apartments were found fully engulfed with flames reaching three floors high, according to Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services.

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Officials said the fire was “very stubborn” as it had made its way throughout the roof.

Port Coquitlam firefighters responded quickly to the call and battled the flames.

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As an emergency center for residents who have been displaced, the Port Coquitlam community centre has opened its doors.

Fire investigators have begun to collect preliminary information and expect to remain on the scene for several hours.

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