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Four people rescued from Surrey apartment fire

Four people trapped on the ledge of a burning Surrey building were rescued by firefighters Thursday (Dec. 26) morning.

Crews were called to the blaze near 83 Avenue and Scott Road at about 7 a.m. While most of the residents in the six-suite building exited through the front door, four people were trapped on a ledge outside a window on the second floor, above some businesses.

“My next door neighbours, they couldn’t get out of their apartment through the front door so they had to climb out through the window,” resident Trinity Firth told CTV.

Firefighters used a ladder to get to the stranded people. There were no injuries reported, but 11 people were displaced by the fire, which caused extensive damage.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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