UPDATE: The Comox Fire Department is confirming the deaths of two people, after a house went up in flames in Comox late Friday afternoon.
The fire happened at a home located at 1783 Ryan Road East, between Anderton Road and Military Row and across the street from Simply Amish Furniture Gallery.
Comox Fire Assistant Chief Rick Shelton says firefighters arrived to find the structure fully engulfed in flames.
Calls to 9-1-1 came just before 4:30 Friday afternoon. Comox Fire crews arrived on the scene within minutes, and Shelton says firefighters were able to knock the flames down quickly, but two individuals were found in the home deceased.
There are no other injuries to the public or fire crews, and no other structures are damaged from the fire.
Shelton says it is too soon to say what caused the blaze, but Comox Valley RCMP and Fire officials are investigating.
The Comox Valley RCMP and Comox Fire Department are asking people to stay away from the scene of a house fire in Comox.
The fire call came in around 4:30 p.m. Friday, responding crews tell CHEK News.
Video captured by a CHEK News reporter at 5:10 p.m. shows emergency crews on scene responding to the blaze in the 1700-block of Ryan Road East, between Anderton Road and Military Row and across the street from Simply Amish Furniture Gallery.
Around 5:45 p.m., the fire appeared to be out, but there was still smoke in the air, with firefighters, police, and paramedics remaining on scene.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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