Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Flames destroy under-construction condominium project in Langley

Explosions launched debris more than a block away, according to one eyewitness

A report of a car fire led firefighters to the scene of a blaze that destroyed much of a two-row three-storey wood frame townhouse project in Langley’s Willoughby area on Saturday afternoon, June 26.

Langley Township assistant fire chief Andy Hewitson told the Langley Advance Times crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m. in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th avenue.

Multiple crews and vehicles, including firefighters from Langley City joined the fight, battling to keep the blaze from spreading to neighbouring properties.

A firefighter could be seen hosing down one neighbouring house to the east of the burning buildings.

One house near the project suffered an undetermined amount of damage, Hewitson said.

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One resident said he heard what appeared to be propane tanks exploding, and charred wood from the fire landed near his residence, more than a block away.

A video by passer by Mariana, taken during the early moments of the blaze, showed smoke and flame emitting from the front row of houses.

Around 40 firefighters fought in almost 40-degree temperatures.

No injuries were reported

Hewitson said the entire project is likely a write-off.

“One row is completely destroyed, the other is a tear-down,” Hewitson commented.

Townhomes of the project were already up for presale.

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Saturday’s fire was just down the road from the April 19 fire that gutted the under-construction Alexander Square condo complex at 208th Street and 80th Avenue, leaving behind only two elevator shafts and displacing several residents in the area.

Traffic was blocked off in both directions on 80th Avenue.

Fire investigators have been called in.

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Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City firefighters joined the Saturday, June 26 battle to contain a blaze in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street. (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City firefighters joined the Saturday, June 26 battle to contain a blaze in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street. (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

A firefighter hoses down a house next to a burning construction project on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street to prevent the fire from spreading. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A firefighter hoses down a house next to a burning construction project on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street to prevent the fire from spreading. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)