Arson fire was targeted, police believe

Residents woke to noise of axes and fire hoses as Township crews extinguished blaze

An Aldergrove home was the scene of an arson on Sunday morning, said police.

Around 4 a.m., a passerby called 911 after seeing the side of a home on fire in the 2500 block of 272 Street.

“When we arrived the siding was burning,” said Township assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

“Our axes and fire hoses woke up the people inside.”

Langley RCMP have been investigating and said there isn’t reason for alarm after the suspicious fire.

“This wasn’t a random act, it was targeted to this home,” said Cpl. Ali Mirza.

Police have their sights on two males as possible suspects in the blaze. The investigation is active and ongoing, said Mirza.

The residents of the home, who managed to escape without injury, told police they don’t know anyone who would target them.

Around $10,000 damage was done to the home. Fire investigators had taped off the house and were investigating Sunday.

Police are still hoping to speak to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in and around the time of the fire.

Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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