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Coquitlam bomb detonated at home registered to firefighter

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 at 5:02 am PDT

(Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – The house where a homemade bomb was detonated in Coquitlam Tuesday night belongs to a local firefighter.

RCMP in that city confirm they are investigating what lead up to the “detonation of a homemade bomb” last night. Mounties were called to the home near Ross Avenue and Schoolhouse Street (near Centennial Secondary) shortly before 7:30 p.m.

NEWS 1130 has learned through a land title search the home where the incident took place is registered to someone listed as a firefighter with the City of Coquitlam.

When Mounties arrived at the house last night they found an injured man and a second possible explosive. That’s when crews called in the RCMP Bomb Disposal Unit, which located the second device and safely removed it.

“The person that was injured did suffer some significant and serious injuries that required a trip to the hospital. Luckily, it looks like all those injuries are recoverable. They’re not life-threatening,” says Coquitlam RCMP Corporal Mike McLaughlin.

McLaughlin is stopping short of saying that the person injured lived in the home but he does say the person was “near their home” when the homemade bomb went off. RCMP and the Fire Department are not providing any further comments yet.

As of now, no charges have been laid.

if you know anything or may have seen what happened, call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file 2018-25330).