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Fire guts South Surrey home

Firefighters attend to a two-alarm blaze in South Surrey Friday evening in the 16400-block of 24 Avenue.  - Curtis Kreklau photo
Firefighters attend to a two-alarm blaze in South Surrey Friday evening in the 16400-block of 24 Avenue.
— image credit: Curtis Kreklau photo

A two-alarm fire in South Surrey Friday evening caused no injuries but gutted a two-storey house.

Deputy fire Chief Dan Barnscher said firefighters raced to the 16400-block of 24 Avenue just after 6 p.m. July 18 to find the home engulfed in flames.

“When crews arrived to the scene it was fully involved, flames through the roof,” Barnscher said.

“Once it’s through the roof like that, we know there’s going to be roof and ceiling collapse inside. It’s too dangerous to go in at that point.”

Black smoke could be seen rising from the house from miles away. Traffic eastbound on 24 Avenue was diverted at 164 Street; westbound traffic was blocked at 168 Street.

Barnscher said the house appeared to be unoccupied, although police at the scene indicated it may have been used by a squatter for shelter.

Cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

 

 

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