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Township of Langley firefighters battle a blaze in the Walnut Grove neighbourhood on Thursday night. (Curtis Kreklau/ South Fraser News Services)

Township of Langley firefighters put out house fire in Walnut Grove neighbourhood Thursday night

Witness on scene said heavy smoke and flames came from the garage of a two-storey house

Township of Langley firefighters battle a blaze in the Walnut Grove neighbourhood on Thursday night. (Curtis Kreklau/ South Fraser News Services)
Police are optimistic that investigation into the May 2016 Five Corners arson will reach a resolution by year’s end. (File photo)

‘Resolution’ to investigation of Five Corners arson close: White Rock police

Fire swept through the White Rock neighbourhood at around 5 a.m. on May 15, 2016

Police are optimistic that investigation into the May 2016 Five Corners arson will reach a resolution by year’s end. (File photo)
The fire at the townhouse complex on Fraser Crescent in Mission severely damaged five units. Facebook photos.

Early-morning fire rips through townhouse complex in Mission

Firefighters waiting to start investigation due to structure damage

The fire at the townhouse complex on Fraser Crescent in Mission severely damaged five units. Facebook photos.
LETTER: More fire safeguards needed in Langley’s multi-family homes

LETTER: More fire safeguards needed in Langley’s multi-family homes

With all the construction of condos, townhouses, and rowhomes, safetey changes can’t come soon enough

  • Aug 15, 2020
LETTER: More fire safeguards needed in Langley’s multi-family homes
Langley siblings Elizabeth and David Grochowski tested out the pedal go-karts ahead of the fundraiser, which will take place Fridays and Saturdays in August. (SouthRidge/Special to the Advance Times)

Langley invited to pedal kart race to raise funds for Madison Place families after fire

Langley businesses partner up with SouthRidge church for the three-weekend pedal go-kart fundraiser

  • Aug 12, 2020
Langley siblings Elizabeth and David Grochowski tested out the pedal go-karts ahead of the fundraiser, which will take place Fridays and Saturdays in August. (SouthRidge/Special to the Advance Times)
Southridge Fellowship church pastor Paul Olson, formerly of Maple Ridge, is leading the charge for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of another condominium fire – this time in Langley. (Southridge/Special to the Star)

Langley church donates $10,000 for Madison Place families left homeless after condo fire

‘When this one happened it was almost like deja vu,’ says pastor Paul Olson of SouthRidge church

Southridge Fellowship church pastor Paul Olson, formerly of Maple Ridge, is leading the charge for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of another condominium fire – this time in Langley. (Southridge/Special to the Star)
Fire destroyed a shop in the 5300-block of 244th Street on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11. It started around 4 p.m. and drew a massive response from Township fire crews. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: One reportedly injured in fire that destroyed Langley shop

Blaze in 5300 block of 244 Street drew massive response

Fire destroyed a shop in the 5300-block of 244th Street on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11. It started around 4 p.m. and drew a massive response from Township fire crews. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Michelle Buchan’s dog Meelah was rescued by Langley City firefighters (one of whom is pictured) in the hours after her condo building was ravaged by fire on July 17.

Displaced tenant ‘heartbroken’ after Langley City condo robbed after fire

Wedding rings of Michelle Buchan’s have since been recovered, but much is still missing

Michelle Buchan’s dog Meelah was rescued by Langley City firefighters (one of whom is pictured) in the hours after her condo building was ravaged by fire on July 17.
An IHIT officer outside the building where a fire took place around 2 a.m., Aug. 8. Mission’s Fire Rescue Service has described the fire as suspicious. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

IHIT on scene of suspicious early-morning fire on rural Mission property

Entrance to Gunn Avenue property cordoned off while investigation takes place, updates coming

An IHIT officer outside the building where a fire took place around 2 a.m., Aug. 8. Mission’s Fire Rescue Service has described the fire as suspicious. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Madison Place was the scene of a fire on Friday, July 17, that displaced all the residents. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley fires prompt warning about balcony and deck fires

Langley Township has tips to stay safer in outdoor spaces that can be the scene of fires

Madison Place was the scene of a fire on Friday, July 17, that displaced all the residents. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Several firefighters as well as police and paramedics were called to a residence at 24792 55B Ave. around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Township deputy fire chief Russ Jenkins says a RV parked adjacent to the property caught fire and it spread to the garage of the home. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fire breaks out in RV, spreads to garage of Langley home

Crews remain on site as the investigate the cause and extend of damage

Several firefighters as well as police and paramedics were called to a residence at 24792 55B Ave. around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Township deputy fire chief Russ Jenkins says a RV parked adjacent to the property caught fire and it spread to the garage of the home. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
LETTER: Thanks to Langley for coming to aid of fire victims

LETTER: Thanks to Langley for coming to aid of fire victims

One Madison Place resident expresses her gratitude to all who helped after the ‘catastrophic’ fire

  • Aug 2, 2020
LETTER: Thanks to Langley for coming to aid of fire victims
Township firefighters received multiple reports of a fire around 12:08 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 in the Yorkson neighbourhood. Crews arrived to a home at 20559 86 Ave. to find the blaze spread through multiple place in the home on the property. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters received multiple reports of a fire around 12:08 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 in the Yorkson neighbourhood. Crews arrived to a home at 20559 86 Ave. to find the blaze spread through multiple place in the home on the property. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Fire Rescue was on scene in the aera of 57A Avenue and 198th Street to deal with the aftermath of a fire in an industrial building that had apartment units above. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Elderly man taken to hospital after early morning fire in Langley

Multi-use building on 57A Ave near 198 Street caught fire shortly after 2 a.m.

  • Jul 24, 2020
Langley City Fire Rescue was on scene in the aera of 57A Avenue and 198th Street to deal with the aftermath of a fire in an industrial building that had apartment units above. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Clayton resident Lynda Harrison sorted, bagged and labelled donations of clothing and household goods for residents forced from their Madison Place homes by fire July 17, 2020. Two local businesses that announced they would accept donations have been overwhelmed by the generosity. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Donations for Langley condo fire victims overwhelming

People and businesses have stepped up to help those who lost everything in Friday’s fire

Clayton resident Lynda Harrison sorted, bagged and labelled donations of clothing and household goods for residents forced from their Madison Place homes by fire July 17, 2020. Two local businesses that announced they would accept donations have been overwhelmed by the generosity. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A fire late Friday afternoon, July 17, destroyed a majority of a four-storey condo complex, called Madison Place, in the 19700-block of Langley City. The blaze also left dozens of families homeless. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Engineer to examine fire-damaged Langley City condo

Repairs may be needed before investigators or residents can enter

A fire late Friday afternoon, July 17, destroyed a majority of a four-storey condo complex, called Madison Place, in the 19700-block of Langley City. The blaze also left dozens of families homeless. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A fire late Friday afternoon, July 17, destroyed a majority of a four-storey condo complex, called Madison Place, in the 19700-block of Langley City. The blaze also left dozens of families homeless. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City issues statement following major fire Friday

Mayor offers thanks to all who helped and a few suggestions for residents impacted by the blaze

  • Jul 18, 2020
A fire late Friday afternoon, July 17, destroyed a majority of a four-storey condo complex, called Madison Place, in the 19700-block of Langley City. The blaze also left dozens of families homeless. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fire gutted at Langley City apartment building on Friday evening. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Fire guts Langley City apartment building

Residents fled flames just before 6 p.m.

Fire gutted at Langley City apartment building on Friday evening. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island firefighter dies at scene of barn blaze

The volunteer firefighter suffered a medical emergency after arriving to assist

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A lawnmower caught fire while the driver was mowing the field at Topham Elementary on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Dan Allen, acting supervisor of parks and recreation for Township of Langley, was on scene to investigate the cause. No injuries were reported. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Lawnmower catches fire at Langley elementary school

Township firefighters responded, no injuries were reported

A lawnmower caught fire while the driver was mowing the field at Topham Elementary on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Dan Allen, acting supervisor of parks and recreation for Township of Langley, was on scene to investigate the cause. No injuries were reported. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)