UPDATED: Electrical short suspected cause of Brookswood house fire

Traffic was blocked off around 32 Avenue near 200 Street

An electrical short is believed responsible for a Tuesday afternoon Langley house fire on 32nd Avenue west of 200th Street.

Five Langley Township fire department vehicles and crews responded to the call around 4 p.m. and quickly extinguished the blaze.

A B.C. Hydro truck and crew was called in to disconnect the power line.

Because asbestos was discovered in the older residential building, firefighters underwent “on-scene decontamination” at the site, deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson told the Langley Advance Times.

Ferguson said no one was home when the fire broke out.

A neighbour said the fire was in a three bedroom house that was undergoing renovations.

Crews blocked off traffic in the area around the intersection of 32nd Avenue near 200th Street for about an hour-and-a-half.



dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

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A fire struck a home on 32nd Avenue in Brookswood on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A fire struck a home on 32nd Avenue in Brookswood on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

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