Canada 2 dead, 16 injured in North Vancouver housing complex fire

18:08  11 june  2018
18:08  11 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Disbelief and devastation gripped a close North Vancouver community after a fire killed a mother and her eight-year-old child, and injured at least 16 others early Monday morning. Seventeen properties were destroyed, with about 70 people permanently displaced. Related.

Two people are dead and 16 others have been sent to hospital following an early-morning fire at a Lynn Valley housing complex in North Vancouver .

a playground in a swing: The Mountain Village Garden Apartments in Lynn Valley were evacuated following an early morning fire.© Zahra Premji/CBC The Mountain Village Garden Apartments in Lynn Valley were evacuated following an early morning fire.

Two people are dead and 16 others have been sent to hospital following an early-morning fire at a Lynn Valley housing complex in North Vancouver.

More than 150 people were forced out of their homes in four buildings of the Mountain Village Garden Apartments complex.

The injured were taken to several area hospitals.

"There's a wide range of some serious injuries, smoke inhalation, there's burns," said North Vancouver fire Chief Brian Hutchinson.

Firefighters arrived around 2:30 a.m. PT and found one of the four buildings in the multi-residential complex on fire.

Chief Hutchinson said the fire progressed rapidly, but crews were able to stop it from spreading to the other half of the 17-unit building.

Four of the apartments were heavily damaged by smoke and water.

"We have yet to determine whether the smoke alarms in the units were properly functioning," said Hutchinson.

Residents of the three buildings that weren't severely affected by the fire were allowed back into their homes.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

North Vancouver fire survivor: 'I wish they got out instead of me' .
When flames rushed through the front door into the hallway of the family townhouse, 14-year-old Sohail Koshkoye Delshad ran to the master bedroom, alongside his mother and brother. Fire eventually engulfed the interior of the apartment. Sohail cracked open a bug screen in order to jump out the window and fall onto the trampoline below. “I took my […]Narges Casnajad and her seven-year-old son Sepehr died in an apartment fire Monday in North Vancouver.

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