Pitt Meadows man found dead after house fire

A man in his 40s was found dead after a house fire in Pitt Meadows. Fire officials say smoke alarms in the home were not working.

The body of a man in his 40s was discovered after a blaze inside a family home in Pitt Meadows.  When crews arrived at the home on Mitchell Road Tuesday evening, three members of the family were standing on the front yard.  An elderly person was pulled out of the home suffering minor burns and smoke inhalation.  Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Don Jolley said the smoke alarms in the home were not working.  Jolley said fire was contained to a downstairs bedroom, and the body of a man, believed to be a family acquaintance, was discovered after the fire was extinguished. The cause of the blaze has not been determined and fire investigators are expected to attend the scene.