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Fire in Coquitlam damages warehouse on Schoolhouse Street

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A massive fire in Coquitlam has damaged a warehouse building. Crews believe it is not suspicious – Feb 7, 2019

Firefighters have the upper hand on a large fire in Coquitlam that has damaged a warehouse on Thursday.

Residents across the region could smell smoke after the building in the 100-block of Schoolhouse Street went up in flames around midnight.

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Firefighters say the warehouse is badly damaged but the blaze is about 80 per cent contained.

The cause of the fire unknown but crews believe it is not suspicious.

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Asst. Fire Chief Gary Mulligan said Thursday that crews are now working to putting out hot spots.

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