Fire in forested Burnaby area leads to one death
Burnaby RCMP say one person has died in a structure fire in forest near Byrne Creek.
Police spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kolanj said police were called to the area around Southridge Drive and Byrnepark Drive at around 10:45 a.m. Thursday where a structural fire had occurred.
Kolanj said police and emergency services located a deceased person inside a structure (which has not been fully identified).
The intersection — between the Edmonds SkyTrain station and the Byrne Creek ravine — has forest on three corners, and a commercial building on the northeast corner.
Kalanj said that arson investigators were working with police and a coroner. No special agencies (like the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) have been called in.
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