Person found dead in basement suite after fire breaks out in Surrey Monday

One person died in the fire Monday morning but the cause has not yet been determined. Loren Andreae/Global News

Surrey Fire and Rescue Services and Surrey RCMP were called to a fatal fire Monday morning.

A fire broke out in a basement suite under a produce store at 96 Avenue and 117B Street just before 6 a.m.

The Delta Fire Department arrived first as the house is very close to the Delta border.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Services also rushed to the scene and confirmed one person was pulled from the home but did not survive.

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That person has not been identified but RCMP said Tuesday the victim is a 49-year-old man.

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There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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There is significant damage to the basement suite and smoke damage to the suites above, but the produce store is believed to be intact.

RCMP said preliminary, no foul play is suspected in the man’s death.


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