Carport gutted in East Ladner fire

No injuries were reported after a carport was gutted by fire in East Ladner Sunday afternoon.

Delta fire, along with paramedics, BC Hydro and Delta police were on scene just before 3:30 p.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Ladner Trunk Road.

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“We rolled up on scene and the carport was heavily involved,” said Capt. Dave Eastman. “Our crews did an initial knockdown of the carport and then checked in the inside of the house. All of the occupants were out of the home, so no one was injured.”

Eastman said the fire was primarily contained to the carport, although there is fire, smoke and water damage to the home.

He said 24 firefighters responded.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

On Monday morning a gofundme page was started to help raise money for the family, who are displaced due to the fire.

“My son's family's home caught fire. His fiancé, unborn child, young son and the family dog got out thanks to passersby who saw the carport fully engulfed and banged on the door,” wrote Kathie Morrison who organized the fundraiser. “The carport is where all of my son's work tools were stored as well as all the things one needs for an active outdoor three-year-old. My son must be able to work to support his young family. I am hoping that we can get him some money to be able to get him some basic industrial tools so that he can continue to support them.”

As of Monday afternoon more than $1,800 had been collected.

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