The Province

Two hospitaliz­ed in separate home fires


Two elderly women are in hospital, one with minor burns and the other suffering from smoke inhalation, after separate fires in Vancouver on Saturday.

Vancouver fire’s Assistant Chief of Operations Kevin Wilson says crews were called just after 2:30 a.m. to a threestore­y apartment complex in the Fairview neighbourh­ood.

He says firefighte­rs found an 80-year-old woman with first-degree burns to her face, neck, back and arms. She was taken to hospital where she’s expected to recover.

Wilson says just after 10:30 a.m. firefighte­rs responded to a house fire in the Kerrisdale neighbourh­ood and an elderly woman with smoke inhalation was taken to hospital.

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