UPDATE, July 11, 7:50 a.m.: One person has been confirmed dead and The Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit (IHIT) are now investigating the Port Moody house fire.
Seven people, including five children, are in hospital after a house fire in Port Moody this afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to the home on 3300 block of Dewdney Trunk Road at approximately 1:30 p.m.
“When our crews arrived, there were flames coming out the front of the house. They were able to knock it down fairly quickly,” said Remo Faed, Port Moody Fire Department Chief.
All seven people in the home were able to escape before the fire department showed up, but all are currently in hospital. According to BC Emergency Health Services, the wife has severe burns, the husband is suffering from smoke inhalation and medium burns, and the five children all are suffering from smoke inhalation.
WATCH: Port Moody Police are investigating after a house catches fire and seven people are rushed to hospital. John Hua reports from the scene.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but the male was in handcuffs when he was led to an ambulance by police. IHIT confirms one person has been arrested.
The incident is now being investigated by the Port Moody Police Department.