Residential structure fire

Ridge Meadows

2021-03-31 08:46 PDT

File # 2021-6140

Maple Ridge, BC. – Ridge Meadows RCMP assisted Maple Ridge Fire Department at a residential structure fire which has resulted in the tragic death of a woman.

On March 30, 2021, at approximately 9:00 pm, Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline officers responded to a structure fire in the 11900 Block of Stephens Street in Maple Ridge. Upon arrival the house had smoke billowing from the residence and the Maple Ridge Fire Department was fully engaged with the structure fire. Police were advised by witnesses on scene that there was possibly a woman and a dog still inside the residence. Sadly, the woman and dog were discovered deceased by the Maple Ridge Fire Department.

Any time there is a fire related death police will activate an investigation in parallel with the fire department, states Constable Julie Klaussner. This is a very sad circumstance and we can’t imagine what the family and friends of this woman must be going through. Our sincere condolences go out to them

Next of kin notifications are underway and the investigation is in the early stages.

Released by
Cst. Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP

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