80-year-old woman hospitalized after overnight apartment fire
Fire has been ruled accidental
An 80-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after an overnight fire in her Vancouver apartment building.
Vancouver Fire Services received calls about a fire in the 700-block of West 8th Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to assistant chief of operations Kevin Wilson.
Crews responded to the fire and rescued the woman from her third-floor suite.
Wilson said she suffered first-degree burns to her neck, arms, face and back.
He said the building she lived in was old and did not have a sprinkler system installed to help fight the flames, but crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to other suites in the building.
The fire has been ruled accidental.