Townhouse fire in Surrey leaves three people in hospital

A man suffered second degree burns and two other people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation from this fire in Surrey on Monday. Global News

A fire at a South Surrey townhouse has left three people in hospital.

Battalion Chief Rio Jerome with the Surrey Fire Service said a family of five was in the home near 27th Avenue and 158th Street when flames broke out late Monday afternoon, and quickly spread through the two-storey unit.

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Fire crews rescued a woman and a young girl from the home’s balcony.

A middle-aged man suffered second degree burns, while the woman and a next-door neighbour were sent to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

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Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties, and streets in the area have since been reopened.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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