North Vancouver RCMP say body found burned at homeless encampment – BC

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North Vancouver RCMP say body found burned at homeless encampment - BC

North Vancouver RCMP say a fire at what appeared to be a homeless camp turned fatal Friday night.

Fire crews were originally called to the bushes behind the Phibbs Exchange bus loop near Orwell Street around 5 p.m.

Sgt. Peter Devries says police were then called in because a burned body was found in the area.

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“We sent our investigative services to the scene.” he said. “At this point we don’t have any evidence that there was foul play involved, this does appear to be just a tragic, tragic accident.”

The B.C. Coroner’s Service has been called in and police are now investigating.

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On Thursday evening, a homeless man in Victoria lost his belongings when his tent when up in flames.


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