A fire inspector was on scene where a derelict home caught fire in Willoughby on Tuesday morning. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Fire at vacant Willoughby home

No one was injured and the building was empty.

A fire at a vacant home partially closed off Langley’s busy 200th Street during the morning rush hour Tuesday.

The fire broke out around 6 a.m. in a derelict home just north of 72nd Avenue.

Firefighters doused the flames, but their work required temporary closures to some of the northbound lanes.

The building was abandoned and no one was there when firefighters arrived, said assistant Langley Township fire chief Russ Jenkins.

“It looked like there had been some homeless activity,” Jenkins said.

The fire is considered suspicious, as there was no gas or electricity connected to the home that could have started the fire.

A fire investigator was on scene Tuesday morning looking into the precise cause.

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