Greenhouse burns, explodes

A greenhouse was destroyed by fire in rural Langley on Tuesday evening.

The fire in the 3600 block of 224th Street broke out at around 5:30 p.m., said Langley Township Fire Department assistant chief Bruce Ferguson.

The aluminum-framed and plastic-sided greenhouse wasn’t being used for growing plants at the time the fire broke out, but it was being used to store a number of tractors, forklifts, and fertilizer, Ferguson said.

The fire did about $40,000 in structural damage and perhaps $200,000 in damage to the stored equipment that was destroyed.

Three fire halls were called in to fight the blaze, including tankers transporting water from the nearest hydrants.

A propane tank inside the greenhouse exploded during the fire, but no one was hurt, Ferguson said.

The cause of the fire isn’t yet known. 

Just Posted

Crime Briefs: Police seek suspects in thefts of perfume, groceries, blue jeans

Langley police are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects.

Langley curling couple bound for provincials in Creston

Craig and Karen Lepine are skipping their own teams in the upcoming BC masters curling competition.

Coach’s Corner: Team gave big effort in tough games

Vancouver Giants head coach Jason McKee talks about injuries, goaltending, and penalty killing.

Langley What’s On: Feb. 22, 2018 edition

Submit Langley events: or (subject: What’s On).

Painful Truth: Season of ice, season of puddles

Waiting for good cycling weather is a long process in a cold winter.

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Women’s ice hockey team ends 24-game winning streak

Team Canada added two silvers and a bronze to their total

5 to start your day

A B.C. teacher suspended for using the N-word, icy roads snarl traffic and more

Canadian support split on Trans Mountain pipeline debate: Poll

Angus Reid poll surveying Canadians on pipeline stance finds no clear winner

Tired of ‘big city life’? One-stoplight town hosts contest to lure in city slickers

Contest by BC Rural Centre hopes to attract city folks to a small town in the Kootenays

Student protest outside White House a snapshot of American gun debate

Demonstrators take part in a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House

Feds can’t do much to fight fake news in Canada

Federal government can’t do much to fight fake news: Canadian Heritage documents

Canada’s Boutin wins silver in women’s 1,000 short track

Women’s 1,000-metre short-track speedskater Kim Boutin wins silver the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Thursday

Ry Cooder coming to Vancouver Island MusicFest

American music icon to play in Comox Valley July 14

Most Read