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Early morning fire badly injures man

By The Canadian Press   

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March 29, 2016, Vancouver - One person has been badly burned and as many as 100 residents have been forced from their suites in Vancouver's West End, after an apartment fire.

The blaze broke out just after 5 a.m., in the five storey, wooden building on Pacific Street, near Thurlow Street.

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Chief Jonn McKearney says a man was pulled unconscious from a fourth floor suite and has been rushed to hospital.

Apartments on either side of the burned unit have also been damaged, but McKearney says crews were able to put out the flames just minutes after arrival.

Everyone else got out safely, but McKearney expects it will be at least several hours before residents can return.

A cause of the fire remains undetermined.

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