News

Man succumbs to burns after Vancouver fire

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - A 60-year-old man has died of burns suffered Saturday morning in a blaze at a low-income residence in downtown Vancouver.

The victim suffered second and third degree burns when flames broke out at about 8:30 a.m. in a suite (at 1060 Howe Street.)

No one else was hurt but the blaze caused extensive smoke, water and fire damage to the unit.

The facility was due to be closed later this year.

Fire officials say the man's death is the second fire-related fatality in Vancouver in 2014.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
University Is Free In Germany. Should Canada Copy and Paste?
 
UPDATE: Parliament Hill shootings too close to home for MPs, staff
SPOTLIGHT: Little library for Port Coquitlam
 
New York comes to Campbell River
 
American trucker nabbed at Osoyoos border crossing with child porn
Strahl safe following Parliament Hill shooting
 
High hopes commission will keep Queensborough connected to New West
 
Election 2014: Traffic top of mind in this campaign

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.