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Coquitlam fire leaves 2 with minor burn injuries
Updated On: Mar 10, 2015

wo people were sent to hospital with minor burns after a large fire broke out in a townhouse complex in ?Coquitlam, B.C. on Monday evening. 

Firefighters battled a large fire at five detached homes that started in a garage around 6:30 p.m. PT in the 3000 block of Riverbend Drive and spread quickly, said fire chief Wade Pierlot.

"Our crews got it knocked down but three homes in the middle of these five have suffered significant fire damage and there's a good chance that the residents from all five will be displaced.," said Pierlot. 

Victims services workers were at the scene trying to help people deal with the aftermath.

Alicja Holm said there were flames shooting into the air. 

"I came into the complex and saw gushes of black smoke coming into the sky," she said. 

Jeff Borden, who live across from the homes on fire, said there was a lot of heavy smoke and he couldn't drive into his street. 

"The flames burst out of the window of one of the homes ... and a section of another home's roof was caving in," he told CBC News. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.


 
 
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