Structure fire in South Burnaby leaves one dead

Police tape at the scene of a fatal structure fire in Burnaby on Thursday. Global News

A fire in South Burnaby Thursday morning has left one person dead.

In an email, Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj said crews were called to a structure fire near Southridge Drive and Byrnpark Drive.

Mounties located a deceased person at the scene, he said. Police have not released any details about the victim.

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“Burnaby RCMP arson investigators and other plainclothes units are currently leading the investigation,” Kalanj added.

Police have not specified what type of structure caught fire.

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A large portion of a wooded area at the scene was behind police tape Thursday evening.

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating.

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