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Update: Minor burns to one from 'accidental' Coquitlam house fire

The flames were under control not long after crews arrived at the Creekside Drive incident.

1 p.m.

One person suffered minor burns following a fire at a home in Coquitlam's City Centre today (Feb. 22).

The Creekside Drive residential blaze appears to be accidental, local fire chief Jim Ogloff told the Tri-City News in an update.

Crews were called to the scene before 10 a.m. to a fully involved house fire, to which the flames were threatening to the spread to neighbouring homes.

The fire was brought under control within an hour of firefighters' arrival.

One of the occupants that was inside the house at the time of the incident appeared to have sustained minor burns, Ogloff said.

The root cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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10:45 a.m.

A morning house fire is now "under control" near Coquitlam's City Centre.

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue chief Jim Ogloff confirms with the Tri-City News no one was injured from the incident, which was called in before 10 a.m. today (Feb. 22).

He said several firefighters responded to a fully involved residential fire on Creekside Drive that was threatening other homes nearby.

"The fire is under control at this time and poses no threat to the neighbourhood," Ogloff added.

Smoke was seen from Coquitlam Centre mall, a social media post reads, as well as Gleneagle Secondary, according to one witness.

Traffic appears to be impacted on Lansdowne and Glen drives.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.