For the second morning in as many days, Langley Township firefighters were called out to a potentially serious blaze.
At 1:34 a.m. Friday they were alerted to a fire in a commercial tire changing shop in an industrial building in the 19900 block of 96th Avenue, said assistant fire chief Pat Walker.
When the first crews, from the Walnut Grove hall, arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the rear part of the roof.
With fears of a tire fire, the crews from Walnut Grove, Willoughby, and on-call firefighters from Fort Langley worked to get the fire under control in a hurry.
“It could have been really high yield,” Walker said of the fire.
However, the crews did an excellent job and only two units seem to have been damaged by the fire, one of them slightly.
Walker said it appears that much of the tire stock in the shop may be salvageable.
The fire started in an upper mezzanine area at the back of the shop, apparently in a storage space or coffee room near offices.
Firefighters were on scene for three hours, and were headed back after daylight to examine the area and try to determine the cause of the fire.