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Vancouver firefighters respond to two “sudden and suspicious” deaths

June 13, 2017, Vancouver - Police are investigating two suspicious deaths and fire crews are responding to a potential hazardous materials situation at an apartment in Vancouver.

Capt. Jonathan Gormick says Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services were called to a residential building in east Vancouver and arrived to find the bodies of two people who had recently died.

He says the deaths were ''sudden and suspicious.''

Gormick says a third person in the apartment was in medical distress when firefighters arrived and has been taken to hospital.

Fire crews were on scene Tuesday afternoon, working to determine whether there are any hazards inside the unit, but Gormick says there is no risk to the public.

Vancouver police say they are also at the site working on a suspicious death investigation.

June 13, 2017
By The Canadian Press