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Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service discovered a deceased man inside a trailer following a fire on Monday, Dec. 28. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford man found dead inside fire-damaged trailer

Fire in 2400 block of Bradner Road not considered suspicious

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service discovered a deceased man inside a trailer following a fire on Monday, Dec. 28. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
Township of Langley firefighters were called to a house fire on Dec. 26, 2020 in the 2000-block of 200th St. around 12:30 p.m. Three occupants were able to escape, but two dogs and a pet bird remain unaccounted for. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley firefighters were called to a house fire on Dec. 26, 2020 in the 2000-block of 200th St. around 12:30 p.m. Three occupants were able to escape, but two dogs and a pet bird remain unaccounted for. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley firefighters reported to a house fire in the 20500 block on 78th Ave. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Firefighters battle blaze at boarded up Willoughby home

Crews were called to the area Tuesday evening

Township of Langley firefighters reported to a house fire in the 20500 block on 78th Ave. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters were called to a fire in the 22100 block of 16th Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters were called to a fire in the 22100 block of 16th Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
A recent fire caused extensive damage to this fifth-floor apartment and many others. Firefighters escorted residents to their units to collect essential belongings two days after the fire, but they have been locked out since due to asbestos contamination. Derek Henderson photos.

Tenants say they’ve been left out in cold after apartment fire displaces 82 people in Mission

Building comes under new ownership, residents locked out with little communication

A recent fire caused extensive damage to this fifth-floor apartment and many others. Firefighters escorted residents to their units to collect essential belongings two days after the fire, but they have been locked out since due to asbestos contamination. Derek Henderson photos.
Firefighters battled a fire in a detached garage on the Willoughby Slope on Crush Crescent the night of Wednesday, Nov. 11. (Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Service/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fire strikes rural garage in Willoughby

The distinctive yellow building caught fire Wednesday evening

Firefighters battled a fire in a detached garage on the Willoughby Slope on Crush Crescent the night of Wednesday, Nov. 11. (Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Service/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Crews were trying to clear a Langley City house of smoke, after a fire was reported during the dinner hour Tuesday on 52nd Avenue, just west of 203rd Street. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)
Crews were trying to clear a Langley City house of smoke, after a fire was reported during the dinner hour Tuesday on 52nd Avenue, just west of 203rd Street. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Fire Rescue fought the fire with assistance from Langley Township Fire Department. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

July condo fire in Langley City still under investigation

Reconstruction has begun on Madison Place after all residents were forced out July 17

Langley City Fire Rescue fought the fire with assistance from Langley Township Fire Department. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Large fire breaks out in New Westminster industrial area

VIDEO: Large fire breaks out in New Westminster industrial area

The blaze is the second large fire in New Westminster in the past month

VIDEO: Large fire breaks out in New Westminster industrial area
Township firefighters were called to the Deer Creek Estates mobile home park after a fire broke out at a single unit on the night of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Google photo)

One person treated for smoke inhalation after Langley fire

Township firefighters were called to Deer Creek Estates Wednesday night

Township firefighters were called to the Deer Creek Estates mobile home park after a fire broke out at a single unit on the night of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Google photo)
A fire has engulfed the pier in New Westminster on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jonathan Cote)

UPDATE: Major crime unit investigating fire that destroyed old pier in New Westminster

Firefighters from New West and Vancouver are still battling a blaze along the Fraser River

A fire has engulfed the pier in New Westminster on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jonathan Cote)
An air quality advisory remained in effect as smoke blanketed Langley and other Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities on Sunday, Sept. 13 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Smoky skies from U.S. wildfires continue in Langley

Air quality warning remains in effect for people with underlying health conditions

An air quality advisory remained in effect as smoke blanketed Langley and other Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities on Sunday, Sept. 13 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fire destroyed the top floor of Madison Place in Langley City in July 2020 but the entire building had to be avacuated. More than 40 families were displaced by the fire. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Fire extinguishers recommended for condo dwellers

Langley Township looked at fire safety in condos after two fires in the City

Fire destroyed the top floor of Madison Place in Langley City in July 2020 but the entire building had to be avacuated. More than 40 families were displaced by the fire. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Opus Art Supplies store manager Ben Tammi (left) presented a socially-distant donation to help Madison Place fire victims to Teri James, Downtown Langley Business Association (DLBA) on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at the DLBA offices (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Helping Madison Place fire victims

A local business and business association combine contributions

Opus Art Supplies store manager Ben Tammi (left) presented a socially-distant donation to help Madison Place fire victims to Teri James, Downtown Langley Business Association (DLBA) on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at the DLBA offices (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge fire department responded to two townhouses on fire at 207 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Maple Ridge families escape early morning fire

Two townhouses were “fully involved”

Maple Ridge fire department responded to two townhouses on fire at 207 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Fire destroyed a shop in the 5200 block of 244 Street in Langley on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2020. It started around 4 p.m. and drew a massive response from the Township fire department. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley family lauds helpers at rural fire scene

Neighbours were heroes for their actions at Aug. 11 fire

  • Aug 27, 2020
Fire destroyed a shop in the 5200 block of 244 Street in Langley on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2020. It started around 4 p.m. and drew a massive response from the Township fire department. (Langley Advance Times files)
Holly, from Langley, sped down the SouthRidge Speedway in Murrayville this past weekend, followed closely behind by the rest of her family. (SouthRidge/Special to the Advance Times)

$2,700 raised at SouthRidge Speedway’s first two weekends of helping Langley condo fire victims

Time slots available this Friday and Saturday for more family, friend groups to race

Holly, from Langley, sped down the SouthRidge Speedway in Murrayville this past weekend, followed closely behind by the rest of her family. (SouthRidge/Special to the Advance Times)
A local woman was visiting her mother when the Tuesday, Aug. 25 fire broke out in a Langley City apartment parade and was touched by how bystanders, residents and first responders handled the incident. (Bruce A. Lee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley parkade fire brought out the best in people

A local letter writer was impressed with the community response to an apartment fire

  • Aug 26, 2020
A local woman was visiting her mother when the Tuesday, Aug. 25 fire broke out in a Langley City apartment parade and was touched by how bystanders, residents and first responders handled the incident. (Bruce A. Lee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A vehicle caught fire in the parkade of a three-storey multi-unit residential building at 204th Street and 54th Ave. in Langley City on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Bruce A. Lee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

UPDATED: Crews quell blaze in Langley City at 204th Street and 54th Avenue

Residents evacuated from building after a vehicle reportedly caught fire in the parkade

  • Aug 25, 2020
A vehicle caught fire in the parkade of a three-storey multi-unit residential building at 204th Street and 54th Ave. in Langley City on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Bruce A. Lee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Demolition crews tore down the Villa Fontana apartment building in Langley City on Monday, Aug. 24, after fire damaged the building last November. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fire-damaged Villa Fontana demolished in Langley City

The site’s owners plan to rebuild with a new, larger structure

Demolition crews tore down the Villa Fontana apartment building in Langley City on Monday, Aug. 24, after fire damaged the building last November. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)