East Vancouver home under renovation burns down after fire

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A fire broke out early Wednesday in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, damaging three houses and forcing several residents out of their homes.

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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.

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One resident shared on social media that they heard a loud explosion that woke up much of the neighbourhood.

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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.

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Firefighters in the aftermath of a blaze that broke out in the 700-block Keefer Avenue Wednesday morning.
Firefighters in the aftermath of a blaze that broke out in the 700-block Keefer Avenue Wednesday morning. Photo by Nick Procaylo

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…

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