It took more than 80 firefighters to extinguish a massive blaze that broke out at a warehouse on Fraser Highway

Fire destroys Langley lumber warehouse

Friday night blaze on Fraser Highway near 252 Street took more than 80 firefighters to extinguish

A massive blaze in a Langley warehouse on Fraser Highway near 252 Street took more than 80 firefighters several hours to put out,

It was reported just before midnight Friday night.

No serious injuries were reported, but damage is estimated at more than $1 million.

Country Lumber used the building to store propane-powered forklifts and backup material.

Some of the forklifts exploded.

The warehouse was constructed before building codes required sprinkler systems, and it’s located in a part of Langley that doesn’t have any fire hydrants.

Langley Township Assistant Fire Chief Pat Walker said crews worked primarily to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to other businesses in the area.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but  it is believed to have started in a shop near the rear of the building where the forklifts were housed.

The company has 25 employees working at the site.

It plans to bring in portable offices for them to work from.

 

– with files from CTV News