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South Surrey house fire deemed suspicious

Surrey police are now investigating this house fire, which occurred in the 16500-block of 24 Avenue on Friday (July 18). - Curtis Kreklau
Surrey police are now investigating this house fire, which occurred in the 16500-block of 24 Avenue on Friday (July 18).
— image credit: Curtis Kreklau

Surrey RCMP have taken over the investigation of a fire that tore through a South Surrey home July 18.

Deputy fire Chief Dan Barnscher told Peace Arch News Thursday that the case was turned over to police after fire investigators concluded its cause was suspicious.

Fire crews responded to the blaze, in the 16500-block of 24 Avenue, around 6 p.m. July 18.

When they arrived, flames were already through the two-storey building's roof, making it was too dangerous for firefighters to go inside.

It was "heavily damaged," Barnscher said.

Police blocked 24 Avenue to traffic between 164 and 168 streets while firefighters worked.

No one was home when the fire broke out.

Officers with the Mounties' plainclothes unit are investigating. Anyone with information as to how the fire started is asked to call 604-599-0502.

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