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UPDATE: One person killed after house fire in Comox

One person has been killed after a house fire in Comox. 

Comox Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Jim Lariviere says the fire broke out Friday evening near Rodello Street and Downey Avenue. 

“It came in just after 8:00, around 8:14 pm late last night. I live just up the street and when the call came in I could see, as I was heading out to my truck, it was fully involved.”

He says crews were able to get the blaze under control fairly quickly, but it destroyed a section of the home. 

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“It was the end of the house where the living room and bedroom were damaged. The rest of the house is still intact.”

Lariviere told our newsroom Saturday that there was a victim as a result of the fire. The Comox Fire department told our newsroom Sunday that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and more information will be released soon.

As this is a developing story, we’ll provide an update when more information becomes available.

(Video recorded by Eric Arabia, provided via Facebook)

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