News

NEW: Video shows roaring strip mall fire, cause under investigation

Nearly five dozen firefighters battled a stubborn blaze at a retail complex on Voyageur Way Saturday morning that took more than 14 hours to subdue.

A 911 call came in at 6:35 a.m. Saturday at the two-storey 12-unit complex, west of Bridgeport and No. 5 roads.

Richmond Fire-Rescue's Brian Coombs said about five minutes after firefighters arrived, a second alarm was sent out for more assistance, and a total of 56 firefighters were needed.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined, he said. There were no injuries.

The fire was contained to three units, destroyed two walls and burned through the roof.

Damage is estimated at in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to a granite and marble cutting business, and a kitchenware firm.

The fact that the fire took 14 hours and 49 minutes to extinguish will make it challenging for investigators to determine its cause, Coombs said.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Fog, navigation methods blamed for container ship grounding in Fraser River
 
No jail for Surrey woman who tossed infant
 
Poll finds Lower Mainland voters ready to shake up city halls
High hopes commission will keep Queensborough connected to New West
 
Election 2014: Traffic top of mind in this campaign
 
Randy Kamp reflects on Parliament Hill attack
Silverdale Nightmare Haunted House opens this week
 
Lockdown at research station in Agassiz following Ottawa shooting
 
Election 2014: Election debate turns to sprawl

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.