Fire tore through a home in East Vancouver this morning, forcing residents to jump to a neighbouring roof to escape the flames.

When firefighters arrived shortly after 5 a.m. PT the house was engulfed in flames and crews had to pluck two or three residents from the roof of the neighbouring house on the 600 block of Broadway near Fraser Street.

Three residents were taken to hospital and one was treated for smoke inhalation. The injured firefighter suffered a dislocated shoulder. All were releases later in the morning.

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Three residents and one firefighter were taken to hospital after a fire broke out near Broadway and Fraser Street. (Luke Brocki/CBC)

Initially there were concerns for one woman who lived in the attic and could not be located. But firefighters say they have confirmed she was in Winnipeg on Tuesday morning.

Two other residents of the basement suite were able to walk out of the house on their own.

As of 7:30 a.m. PT firefighters appeared to have the fire under control, but were unable to enter the building. Neighbouring houses and businesses did not appear to be damaged by the fire.

Traffic along Broadway near Fraser Street remained shut down as of 8 a.m.

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