Dog dead, woman displaced after East Vancouver house Fire
Neighbours reported hearing explosions, followed by large flames shooting from the building
A dog is dead and a woman is displaced from her home after a house fire late Tuesday night in East Vancouver.
Several neighbours phoned 9-1-1 around 11:30 p.m., after hearing explosions and seeing large flames coming from the house on East 12th Avenue near St. Catherine's Street.
The woman was able to escape before the fire engulfed the rear of the two-storey house. She was tended to by paramedics at the scene.
Fire crews entered the house after getting the flames under control to look for more residents, but there was no one else inside except for the woman's dog.
"We found a dog inside the building," said Battalion Chief Jeff Coroliuc. "We brought the dog out and tried to resuscitate it, but it didn't work."
Coroliuc said the fire appears to have started inside the house. The cause is under investigation.