Langley fire displaces dozens of residents

WATCH: More than 150 Langley residents are out of their homes after a nearby building under construction went up in flames and quickly spread. Grace Ke reports.

Dozens of people in Langley’s Murrayville neighbourhood are out of their homes after a large fire at a construction site spread to a nearby condo complex Sunday morning.

At around 4 a.m., a Langley RCMP officer notified firefighters of a blaze at a construction site at 221 Street and 49 Avenue. Flames from the site skipped to a neighbouring condo complex and stretched 100 feet in the air.

Township of Langley Fire Department District Chief Bryant Ross said some of the units were damaged by radiant heat.

First responders helped more than 150 people leave their homes. Fortunately, no condo residents were injured. They were taken to a nearby recreation centre for safety. Many had mobility challenges and extra police crews were called-in to assure everyone got out safely.

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WATCH: Police assist residents with mobility challenges evacuate

An RCMP officer and a firefighter suffered smoke inhalation. Langley RCMP Sgt. Ravi Parwar says the officer was treated at Langley Memorial Hospital and is now resting at home. The condition of the firefighter remains unknown.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown and is being treated as suspicious.



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