VIDEO: Midnight fire guts Coquitlam home

RCMP say the fire does not look suspicious

Fire crews are investigating a blaze that gutted a Coquitlam home just after midnight on Thursday.

According to Coquitlam deputy fire Chief Rod Gill, 2o firefighters spent nearly five hours fighting the blaze at a two-storey wood frame home in the 600 block of Grayson Avenue.

“The fire was going quite well before we got there,” Gill said, noting that it took fire fighters significant time before they could safely enter the house.

“A third of the roof had collapsed into the structure.”

Gill said that that a few people were home when the fire broke out but that there were no injuries.

“Looks like it started by the carport,” he said.

Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said that although police responded to the blaze, they do not believe it was suspicious in nature

Fire crews remain on scene.


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Nominations sought for the Extraordinary Senior Award

Deadline for nominations is July 31

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MP Dan Ruimy pleased with Trudeau cabinet shuffle

Ruimy says shuffle focuses on top priorities; Conservatives say it’s an admission of failure.

Maple Ridge action team gets funding to fight drug crisis

Grant of $100,000 announced by ministry of mental health

Busy year for cougars in Maple Ridge

Sightings in North Fraser Zone up from last year

Ridge Meadows choir singers win international trophy

The British Columbia Girls Choir has 40 singers; 7 from Ridge Meadows.

Stolen sunshade puts damper on Lower Mainland woman’s pet-relief effort

Broken umbrella taken from White Rock lawn ‘within 10 minutes’

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Teen killed by train remembered for his love

Friends and family share stories of young Crescent Beach train victim

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

Island man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Fraser Valley music festival

James Allen Redden, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty of three charges

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Ontario police say attack on Muslim man was motivated by hate

Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident

Canadian Tire delivers toys to ease kids’ street play pain in B.C. neighbourhood

It’s like Christmas for 11 kids who are supposed to be confined to their yards by strata bylaw

Most Read