Ladder Rescue in New Westminster, B. C.

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METRO VANCOUVER — A New Westminster resident is safe after being rescued from a burning building.

New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services attended a fire in a three-storey, wood-frame rooming house in the 1000 block of Sixth Avenue shortly after 6 a.m. today.

Deputy fire chief John Hatch said five occupants were in the home at the time of the fire, including one resident who had climbed from the third floor to a small roof on the second floor. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue the resident from the roof.

“We assisted five people out of the building, one from the side roof,” Hatch told the Record. “Fortunately, there were no injuries.”

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