East Vancouver house fire displaces family of four
Fire crews successfully fought off the small blaze that broke out in the house on East 48th Avenue
A family of four has been displaced from their home after a fire broke out on East 48th Avenue in Vancouver, between Tyne Street and Boundary Road.
Around 20 firefighters were called to the house around 1:30 a.m., Thursday. Crews found thick smoke coming out of a room near the back of the house.
Firefighters successfully fought off a small blaze that appears to have broken out in the crawl space.
Battalion Chief Sandy Gerhardt said all four of the people living in the house were evacuated safely, with no injuries.
"The owner woke up and was alerted by some smoke in the bathroom," said Gerhardt.
"It's safe to say they're going to be out for tonight, but they've already got friends and relatives that have picked the kids up."
Fire not suspicious
Crews had initial challenges locating a sealed floor panel leading to the crawl space, but extinguished the fire quickly after finding it.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but Gerhardt says there's nothing to suggest it was suspicious.
"It could have been something in the crawl space, but there's not anything in the crawl space, such as a furnace and stuff," he said.
"We're still investigating at this time."