A fire broke out early Wednesday in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, damaging three houses and forcing several residents out of their homes.
Vancouver firefighters responded to the three-alarm blaze around 4:30 a.m. on a property in the 700-block Keefer Street between Heatley and Hawkes Avenues across from MacLean park.
One resident shared on social media that they heard a loud explosion that woke up much of the neighbourhood.
The fire is believed to have started at a house that was being renovated and quickly spread to neighbouring homes.
The fire has been knocked down, but firefighters remain on scene later Wednesday morning.
One house has been completely destroyed, while a neighbouring house appears to have been severely damaged.
There is no word yet on what may have caused the blaze.
More to come…