BRITISH COLUMBIA

Second fire-related fatality in Vancouver this year as man succumbs to burns

07/30/2014 10:46 EDT | Updated 09/29/2014 05:59 EDT
VANCOUVER - A 60-year-old man has died of burns suffered Saturday morning in a blaze at a low-income residence in downtown Vancouver.

The victim suffered second and third degree burns when flames broke out at about 8:30 a.m. in a suite (at 1060 Howe Street.)

No one else was hurt but the blaze caused extensive smoke, water and fire damage to the unit.

The facility was due to be closed later this year.

Fire officials say the man's death is the second fire-related fatality in Vancouver in 2014.