Fire guts South Langley home

Firefighters were on scene at 8th Avenue.

Two elderly South Langley residents were forced out of their home by a fire Monday morning.

The fire broke out around 6 a.m. in a home in the 21300 block of 8th Avenue, according to Langley Township’s assistant fire chief Monty Armstrong.

The residents were awakened by a smoke alarm, and they and their dog all got out safely, Armstrong said.

“No injuries,” Armstrong reported.

Smoke was still billowing from the ruins of the home at 10:20 a.m. on Monday.

“Substantial damage,” Armstrong said. “We’re still evaluating.”

Firefighters had to rely on a tanker shuttle for water as there are no fire hydrants in that rural area.

There were five tankers, two regular fire engines, and a rescue vehicle involved.

In all, five of the seven Township fire halls were involved in the operation.

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