08/27/2014 07:59 EDT | Updated 10/27/2014 05:59 EDT

East Vancouver fire puts several residents out of their home

A fire in East Vancouver in the 1200 block of Kingsway Avenue near Knight St. put several people out of their home this afternoon.

The two alarm blaze broke out around 2 p.m. PT. 

Police and fire crews entered the apartment to help evacuate residents and pets.

Four police officers were taken to hospital for minor smoke inhalation.

Fire officials aren't yet sure what caused the fire. Traffic in the area was shut down for much of the afternoon.

None of the residents were hurt.

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