A man involved in a Burnaby fire was given first aid care. The man was found unconscious in a burning home in Burnaby. Sadly, he died in a healthcare facility despite the efforts of the firefighters, paramedics and one brave neighbor.
Burnaby fire claims a life
The fire broke out at a duplex on 16th Avenue near 1st Street just as trick-or-treaters were heading out in their costumes. Before the arrival of the firefighters at the scene, one man attempted to rush into the house on his own, only to be thwarted by the smoke pouring from the property.
According to Asst. Fire Chief Stew Colbourne, a neighbor had kicked the door in but the heavy smoke did not allow them to enter. The Good Samaritan gave the firefighters as much information as they could to help.
The crews entered the house and found a 55-year old man passed out on the floor. They carried him onto the lawn where they quickly started first aid. He was breathing as the paramedics loaded him into an ambulance but authorities stated that he succumbed to his injuries.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but it is believed to have sparked in the front of the house, near the living room.
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