One man is dead after an apartment fire in Vancouver Monday evening.
Fire crews were called to a two-storey apartment building on Kingsway and Gladstone St. just after 9 p.m.
Vancouver Fire Rescue Services said they found a man between 30 and 40 years old deceased inside an illegal suite that did not have sprinklers or smoke alarms.
Another man had to be brought out by first responders and was sent to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Investigators determined smoking was the cause of the fire.
The death was Vancouver’s third fire-related fatality of the year.