News

UPDATE: Suspicious fire guts empty two-storey Alberta Road house

This two-storey house at 9780 Alberta Rd. was gutted by fire Thursday night. - Martin van den Hemel photo
This two-storey house at 9780 Alberta Rd. was gutted by fire Thursday night.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

An older two-storey house at 9780 Alberta Rd. was gutted by fire Thursday night.

Fire crews were called to the scene around 9:30 p.m. and were greeted by flames shooting through the upper floors of the house. There were no injuries.

A group of passersby watched as fire crews rushed to the scene, and heard fireworks popping inside the house after the fire had already started.

City spokesperson Ted Townsend said investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze, but are treating it as suspicious at this point.

The neighbouring townhouse complex was evacuated during the fire, and residents were provided a B.C. Transit bus for shelter as firefighters tried to douse the fire.

 

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 ...

Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
Protestors claim immigration is reason for traffic gridlock
 
ELECTION 2014: Malcolm Brodie won all polls, councillors split
Council orders Richmond property owner to clean up
 
ELECTION 2014: Support for Harold Steves is still strong
 
Eight-year-old launches her own company to help kids
Operation Red Nose ready to hit the road for another season
 
Fire destroys home in Agassiz
 
Election 2014: New face tops SD40 vote

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

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

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.