Multiple crews from the Township of Langley fire department were called to the scene of a house fire on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 23300 block of 16 Avenue shortly before 10 a.m.
A neighbour told Black Press Media that the house did have residents.
“There were lights on last night,” said Paul Aked whose farm is next door.
Township assistant fire chief Andrew Hewitson confirmed there was no one in the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.
“The house was about 60 per cent involved upon crew arrival,” he estimated.
Crews from Aldergrove, Murrayville, Brookswood and Willoughby responded to the scene.
“On arrival crews were faced with a large body of fire with flames through the roof.”
The initial crews conducted an exterior attack and later confirmed the primary search for occupants was clear,” Hewitson explained.
“Crews from several stations provided water supply with tenders. And, of course, crews worked hard and did a great job of quickly knocking down the fire.”
Hewitson said the cause of the fire is not yet known.
“At this point they (residents) won’t be able to occupy house again,” he said about the damage sustained to the split level single family home.
Crews entered the clearing stages at 11 a.m.
Traffic was blocked at 16th Avenue between 232nd and 240th streets for several hours.