One person suffered minor injuries after a fire tore through a home on the 1100-block of Creekside Drive on Wednesday morning.
Coquitlam Fire and Rescue scrambled to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. after receiving a flood of 911 calls reporting towering smoke west of Coquitlam Centre.
Crews arrived to find a ‘fully involved” structure fire, according to Coquitlam Deputy Fire Chief Scott Young.
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“It was threatening structures on either side,” Young said.
Crews managed to get the blaze under control after about 30 minutes.
“There was some exterior damage to the neighbouring homes but they were no longer threatened.”
Two people and four dogs were at the home when the fire started, Young reported.
“All the people made it out. Three of the dogs came out OK. One is still missing.”
The missing dog is a small French poodle.
“We think the dog is probably deceased in the house but we’re not sure,” Young said.
As of 3 p.m. the fire was “essentially out,” Young said. However, crews remained on scene dealing with “some stubborn hot spots.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.