Fire crews battled a two-alarm blaze in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood late Friday, Jan. 22.
Around 5:45 p.m., Township of Langley crews began receiving multiple reports of a structure fire in the 7200 block of 208th Street in Willoughby.
“First arriving crews from the Willoughby station (four) found a detached shed approximately 400 square feet in size with flames and smoke showing,” described Andy Hewitson, assistant fire chief with the Township.
They arrived to find heavy fire showing through the roof of a large outbuilding and requested a second alarm for more manpower.
“The shed was not occupied and was being used to store household items and clothing,” Hewitson said.
The property appeared to have multiple dwellings on it including some RVs.
“Crews… were able to protect a travel trailer parked near the structure,” Hewitson confirmed.
Fire crews knocked down the fire and eventually gained access inside the building. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
208th Street was closed for several hours while crews worked to contain the fire.
Hewitson said the cause of the fire is not under investigation.