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.