Woman burned in house fire

UPDATE: 9:25 a.m.

A woman has been badly burned and a large North Vancouver home has been gutted in a pre-dawn fire.

North Vancouver assistant fire chief David Dales says the home, in the Deep Cove neighbourhood, was fully engulfed when crews arrived early Monday morning.

He says the lone person in the house had already managed to escape but had suffered burns and was rushed to hospital.

Flames also threatened several nearby homes and Dales says neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.

While crews were able to keep the fire away from other homes, it had burned through the roof of the victim's nearly 300-square-metre house before it was doused.

A cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

– The Canadian Press

ORIGINAL: 6:30 a.m.

A woman suffered significant burns in a house fire in Deep Cove, east of Vancouver, early Monday.

The home was fully engulfed by fire.

The woman was rushed to hospital, and several pets are also unaccounted for in the blaze, CTV News reports.

The house was just one block away from the local firehall.

– with files from CTV Vancouver

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