Nine people have been forced out of their home and one person has been taken to hospital after a fire at a house in Surrey.
Crews responded to the fourplex at 128 Street, near 103 Avenue, around 4:45 a.m. Monday.
There were large flames and heavy smoke coming from the back of the building when crews arrived.
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The fire has now been extinguished but the home is destroyed.
The smoke alarms were reportedly not working inside the house – the fire was only discovered when a resident smelled smoke and called 911.
“There were some pets recovered,” said Surrey fire chief Len Garis. “There are other pets that were unaccounted for and they are presumed deceased.”
The fire is considered suspicious and the cause is still under investigation.
It’s believed none of the four units had renter’s insurance.