Vancouver firefighters called to 3 residential fires in less than 3 hours Monday

Vancouver fire crews responded to multiple fires in the span of three hours on Monday. Global News

Vancouver fire crews were kept busy with a succession of residential blazes Monday afternoon.

The first, which began just after noon, involved a three-storey walk-up at 1352 West 10th Ave., where crews contained a fire that began in a bedroom to a single suite, according to Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services assistant fire chief Kenny Gemmill.

There were no injuries, Gemmill said, and a family cat was rescued from the fire.

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Once that fire was knocked down, crews responded to another residence at 5212 Melbourne St. in East Vancouver.

Gemmill said crews knocked that exterior fire down quickly. Damage was limited mostly to an exterior wall, and there were no injuries, he added.

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Then, just six blocks away, crews attended the third and biggest blaze of the afternoon at a two-family dwelling at 3057 Euclid Ave.

Gemmill said crews were greeted by the sight of flames coming out of the roof of the structure.

That blaze reportedly originated in the kitchen.

All residents escaped harm, Gemmill said, and the house was saved despite severe damage to the upstairs and roof.

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