Firebase Deploy Error - Cannot Find Module 'firebase'

I'm trying to deploy Google Cloud function triggers that trigger from db events, but when I run firebase deploy The functions aren't deployed properly and I get an error saying Error: Cannot find module firebase

When I was first creating the project I could deploy functions without any issues. It's been a few days since I last deployed anything, but now I'm getting this issue on all my functions (not just my trigger functions)

My function:

exports.deleteNotificationOnUnlike = functions
    .onDelete((snapshot) => {
        return db
            .catch((err) => console.error(err));


  "name": "functions",
  "description": "Cloud Functions for Firebase",
  "scripts": {
    "serve": "firebase serve --only functions",
    "shell": "firebase functions:shell",
    "start": "npm run shell",
    "deploy": "firebase deploy --only functions",
    "logs": "firebase functions:log"
  "engines": {
    "node": "8"
  "dependencies": {
    "busboy": "^0.3.1",
    "firebase-admin": "^8.0.0",
    "firebase-functions": "^3.1.0"
  "devDependencies": {
    "firebase-functions-test": "^0.1.6"
  "private": true

Expecting the functions to deploy successfully but getting this error:

Error messages from firebase:

Code in file index.js can't be loaded.
Did you list all required modules in the package.json dependencies?
Detailed stack trace: Error: Cannot find module 'firebase'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:548:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:475:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:597:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:11:18)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/srv/handlers/users.js:5:18)
    at Module._compile (module.js:653:30)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:664:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:566:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:506:12)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:498:3)

I've seen some posts where people were missing some modules and needed to run an npm i XXX inside the functions folder, but I haven't seen any instances where it was saying that the firebase module couldn't be found, and I'm not sure what changes from my last successful deployment, or what module I might be missing.



Figured out the solution. I hadn't installed the firebase module in the functions folder but had included it in the parent folder of functions. I went into functions and ran npm install --save firebase and the deploy was successful.