December 2, 2018 11:36 pm
Updated: December 3, 2018 12:48 pm

East Vancouver apartment fire under investigation after man hospitalized

A man remains in serious condition in hospital Monday after a fire in his apartment building late Sunday afternoon. The fire was contained to one unit of the four-storey building. Neetu Garcha reports


A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after being pulled from a fire in an East Vancouver apartment Sunday night.

Firefighters rushed to an apartment building in the 200 block of Wall Street shortly after 5 p.m.

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Crews pulled a man from the building, who was rushed to hospital.

“He has definitely [suffered] smoke inhalation,” said Battalion Chief Mike Sereda.

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“He was in the suite at the time, crews found him and brought him out right away and CPR was initiated,” Sereda added.

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The fire was contained to one unit of the four-storey building.

Sereda said it’s too soon to say how the fire started, but noted that a fire investigator has been assigned.

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