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Crews battle fire at Surrey banquet hall

Last Updated Apr 29, 2019 at 12:01 pm PDT

(Amanda Wawryk, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

A fire has broken out at Surrey's Beecher Place banquet hall

There's no word on what caused the fire, or if anyone has been hurt

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A banquet hall in Crescent Beach is on fire. Crews are at Beecher Place trying to get things under control.

Video on social media shows heavy smoke coming from the building.

“There’s at least five fire trucks and a police cruiser down right at the beginning of Crescent Beach,” NEWS 1130’s Amanda Wawryk says. “There was a bit of black smoke coming up from the second level, so fire fighters had used a ladder to get up to the second floor.”

She says the smoke began to pour out once fire crews broke through windows on the upper level.

The hall is used for special events, weddings, receptions, seminars or meetings.

The fire doesn’t appear to be too big, but more than a dozen fire fighters are on scene.

There’s no word on what caused the fire, whether anyone has been hurt, or how much damage has been done to the building.

Beecher Place is located in a popular area of Crescent Beach. A number of people have gathered to watch as firefighters fight the blaze.

More to come.

-With files from Lasia Kretzel