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Fire leaves 30 Vancouver residents without a home

Last Updated Jan 26, 2019 at 8:38 am PDT

Vancouver firefighters fight a fire in the 2000 block of Wall Street on the night of Jan. 25, 2019. (Source: Twitter/@IAFF18)
Summary

30 people are without a home after a fire on Wall Street

The fire originated in a suite on the third floor

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A large and damaging fire in Vancouver Friday night has left 30 people without a home.

The fire broke out in a suite on the third floor of a subsidized housing building on Wall Street, and quickly grew out of control.

(Source: Twitter/@IAFF18)

Vancouver Fire Assistant Chief Dave Boone says several people were treated for minor injuries.

“There were six people that suffered some smoke inhalation during the evacuation of the building,” he says. “They were treated on scene for smoke inhalation by BC ambulance service. None of the smoke inhalation was deemed as serious.”

(Source: Twitter/@IAFF18)

It’s not clear when the 30 residents will be able to return home. Fire officials say the damage was largely contained to the single suite.

Emergency Social Services B.C. is providing temporary housing for those affected.

No word yet on what caused the fire.