Coquitlam fire incident – Body found at a house during investigation

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Coquitlam fire incident – Body found at a house during investigation

A body was found inside a house during an investigation following a fire incident in Coquitlam on Wednesday night.

Authorities were called to the house at about 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 8, 2021. The house is located at McTavish Court close to Hockaday Street.

One of the neighbors said, they over head loud shouting in the evening and in no time, heavily armed officers arrived and surrounded the house.

According to officers, a man was armed with a knife in the area and as such asked the neighbors to remain inside.

According to CTV News, the owner of the house said the fire “started in a downstairs suite, where two men live. And the suite was significantly damaged in the fire”.¬†

What led to the person’s death is still unclear.

The incident is till under investigation.