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Watch: Firefighters battle blaze at North Burnaby apartment building

The Burnaby Fire Department was called to 355 Holdom just after 9 a.m. for a fire at a lowrise apartment building.

Firefighters are on scene at an apartment fire in North Burnaby.

The Burnaby Fire Department was called to the Regal Manor apartment building at 355 Holdom Ave. at 9:06 a.m. for reports of a building fire, according to assistant fire Chief Graham Lamont.

One photo of the scene shows flames and smoke coming from the west side of a lowrise apartment, just behind Hill's Bakery on Hastings Street.

Another photo shows a man holding a small child on the 44-unit, five-storey building's roof.

Lamont said 14 fire trucks and 56 fire department personnel are currently on scene.

Burnaby RCMP have also responded to help with traffic control.

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