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Large Surrey apartment blaze displaces dozens of residents

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Dozens of people have been displaced after two fires in Metro Vancouver. One broke out at a house in Mission, the other at a condo building in Surrey. And because of the dry conditions, fire crews had to work fast, to prevent the flames from spreading. Sharron Bates has the latest – Aug 4, 2021

Dozens of people have been forced from their homes by a large apartment fire in Surrey, B.C.

The fire broke out in the building, located in Newton at 70 Avenue and 138 Street, around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Two units were on fire when firefighters arrived and then the blaze had jumped to the roof.

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Crews worked throughout the night and 38 firefighters are currently battling flare-ups.

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There are no reports of any injuries. Roads in the area are expected to remain closed for many hours.

“The building itself is surrounded by trees, the crews did a really good job to mitigate it from getting outside of the building but it’s been a challenging fire,” Asst. Chief Steve Serbic of the Surrey Fire Service said.

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