April 30, 2019 6:19 pm

Coquitlam apartment fire leaves dozens of residents displaced

An overnight fire at an apartment complex in Coquitlam has left over a dozen residents with out homes. Sarah MacDonald has more.


Many Coquitlam residents found themselves displaced from their homes Tuesday morning, after flames tore through a local apartment complex overnight.

Firefighters were called to the blaze near a building at Foster Avenue and North Road just after midnight.

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Officials say the fire is out and everyone inside escaped the building uninjured. Residents, however, will not be returning to their places Tuesday and are waiting to learn when — and if — they’ll be able to return home.

A handful of units from the three-storey complex sustained severe damage from the fire.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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