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Towel causes blaze in Coquitlam

More than $30,000 damage was done to an apartment on Howie Avenue last week after fire broke out because a towel was left on a lamp - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
More than $30,000 damage was done to an apartment on Howie Avenue last week after fire broke out because a towel was left on a lamp
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More than $30,000 damage was done to an apartment on Howie Avenue last week after fire broke out because a towel was left on a lamp.

Coquitlam fire crews responded to the blaze at around dinner time last Wednesday and were able to contain the flames to one bedroom of the third-storey unit.

“Initial reports was that it was a towel left on top of a lamp,” Delmonico said. “The resident was not home at the time.”

Despite firefighters’ ability to contain the blaze to the one unit, there was extensive smoke damage in the surrounding units.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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