A discarded cigarette may have been the cause of a fire at the under-construction Timms Community Centre on Wednesday afternoon.
“It appears — but it has yet to be determined — that it could have been started with smoking material,” said Pete Methot, the assistant fire chief for the Langley City Fire Department.
When fire crews arrived on scene around 4 p.m. construction material, possibly insulation membrane, was burning.
“Because it is petroleum-based, there was lots of black smoke,” Methot said.
The fire was on the side of the building facing Douglas Crescent.
One fire crew, as well as a couple of fire chiefs were on hand, as were police and B.C. Ambulance Services, with the fire quickly extinguished.
Methot said that a fire inspector was expected to examine the scene on Thursday (April 9).