08/28/2015 19:54 EDT | Updated 08/28/2016 01:12 EDT

Victim jumps from window as suspicious fires block doors of Coquitlam home

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A Coquitlam, B.C., resident had to leap from a window at his bungalow to escape what RCMP are calling a suspicious fire.

The blaze broke out at around 3 a.m. at a home on the city's west side.

As the homeowner tried to get out, he realized fires were burning at both the front and back doors.

The unidentified man was already on the phone with emergency dispatchers who told him to jump from a window, and he and his dog were able to make it out unharmed.

He was safely out by the time firefighters arrived and battled the blaze, which charred the front and back of the house and also moved into the attic.

Police are continuing to investigate and haven't said if the incident was targeted or random. (Global) 


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