Two houses badly damaged in suspicious 3-alarm Surrey fire

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RCMP is probing a three-alarm fire in Surrey Sunday morning that destroyed a home under construction and badly damaged a nearby house. – May 9, 2021

Police and firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that tore through two homes in Surrey and damaged several others.

Surrey Assistant Fire Chief Ben Dirksen said crews were called to the three-alarm fire in the 12600 block of 76th Avenue just after 5 a.m.

“The first arriving crews were met with heavy fire conditions with a house under construction,” he said.

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“In the end there were three other homes damaged by this fire. The building where the fire originated is heavily damaged and destroyed, and one other building suffered significant damage as a result.”

Surrey RCMP said the home under construction was vacant, while the occupants of the second escaped unhurt. Several nearby homes were also evacuated.

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Fortunately, no one was injured.

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Police closed 76th Avenue between 128th and 125th streets, and asked people to avoid the area while they investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP.

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