British Columbia

7 people hospitalized after Burnaby house fire

30 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, which broke out around 1:40 a.m. in the two-storey, wood-frame home.

30 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze in the two-storey, wood-frame home

Five fire engines and 30 firefighters responded to the fire that broke out in a two-storey single family home in Burnaby, according to Gavin Summers with the Burnaby Fire Department. (Bill Cook)

Seven people were hospitalized after a fire broke out in a Burnaby home early Monday morning.

The blaze started at the single-family home on 10th Avenue near 2nd Street around 1:40 a.m. PT, according to Assistant Fire Chief Gavin Summers with the Burnaby Fire Department.

"At this point it looks like the location [the fire] started was a bedroom in the first floor, in the front of the house," he said.

Summers said 30 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, but added that damaged to the wood-frame house is extensive.

The entire first floor was destroyed and there was heavy damage to the second floor, according to Summers.

All seven people living in the home managed to escape and were taken to hospital for observation and to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The house at around 7 a.m. on Feb. 27, after the blaze had been extinguished. The fire broke out at around 1:40 a.m. (Jesse Johnston/CBC)

With files from Farrah Merali and Jesse Johnston

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