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Total tanker call issued in Langley house fire
Some time after the male resident of the two-storey house near Zero Avenue and 207 Street left for work Monday morning (Aug. 18), the female resident was awakened by a strange sound.
She thought it was heavy rainfall, but when she discovered the house was filling with smoke, she realized it was the crackling noise of a fire.
The woman fled the house with the family dog.
The Township fire department arrived around 7 a.m. to find a "heavily involved" fire with thick clouds of smoke.
A "total tanker call" was issued to every fire hall in the Township to transport water to the fire.
With all seven tankers shuttling water to the scene, the department estimates it can maintain a flow of 250 gallons a minute for over 90 minutes.
The blaze caused between $250,000 to $400,000 in damage, the fire department estimates.
No one was hurt.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but it is not considered a suspicious fire.
The fire department has issued a reminder to residents to make sure smoke detectors are installed and tested.