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Elderly man taken to hospital after morning fire in Langley

Last Updated Jul 24, 2020 at 1:23 pm PDT

Township of Langley fire truck. (CityNews photo)
Summary

Township crews also called at 2:15 a.m. about a commercial building fire near 200th Street and Fraser Highway

Langley Township fire crews were called just after 6 a.m. to a fully engulfed travel trailer next to a home on 72nd Ave.

The trailer was next to an older house, possibly abandoned or set for demolition, says deputy fire chief

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — An elderly man was taken to hospital Friday after a morning fire in Langley.

Langley Township crews were called at 2:15 a.m. about a mixed residential-commercial building fire near 200th Street and Fraser Highway.

An elderly man was taken to hospital, while several people living on the upper floors of the building have been displaced.

Langley City deputy fire chief Scott Kennedy said the fire seemed concentrated in a couple units.

“When crews arrived, they did find flames and smoke coming from the rear of a warehouse structure,” he said. “Crews got some exterior water on it fairly quick, to start knocking back the flames.”

The cause remains unclear, he added.

The elderly man, one of six people who Kennedy said were living in an upper portion of the building, is recovering in hospital from an unrelated medical condition.

Langley Township deputy fire chief Russ Jenkins said four trucks were also called just after 6 a.m. to a fully engulfed travel trailer next to a home on 72nd Avenue.

“There’s no immediate indication of a cause,” he said. “There’s no gas, there’s no electricity to it, so deem it as suspicious, at this point.”

Nobody was hurt, but Jenkins said the trailer is “pretty much a write-off.”

The trailer was next to an older house, possibly abandoned or set for demolition, Jenkins added.

The two fires are unrelated.