Port Moody: On Sunday, July 10 just before 1:30 pm the Port Moody Police responded to a domestic dispute in progress at a residence in the 3300 block of Dewdney Trunk Road.
Upon arrival, the residence was engulfed in flames and 2 adults remained inside. The Port Moody Police Officers who attended the scene acted quickly and retrieved the occupants of the home. The Port Moody Fire Department was called to assist and the fire was contained.
An adult female was located inside the residence suffering from extensive burns to her body. She was immediately transported to hospital, however, she succumbed to her injuries just after 6:00pm.
An adult male, believed to be the deceased’s husband, was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody.
The couple have six children ranging from the age of 5-18 years old. Five of the children were home during the domestic dispute and fire. Prior to first responders attending the scene, the children managed to collectively escape the fire and exited the home from the second floor.
“This incident is one that is tragic beyond words. Despite the intensity of the fire, the children, with assistance from the general public, managed to escape the burning home with minimal physical injuries. Thank you to the public who assisted with this rescue,” says Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pound.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team will be working in partnership with the Port Moody Police Department. The scene will continue to be processed throughout the day and witnesses are being sought.
IHIT is attempting to locate family of the victim. The next of kin notification may take some time to complete, therefore, the victim’s name will not be released at this time.