Horses saved from burning Langley barn

A fire levelled the building in rural South Langley, firefighters said.

Three horses were rescued from a barn fire in South Langley early Thursday morning.

The fire broke out in a barn in the 3400 block of 240th Street at about 5:30 a.m., said Langley Township assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

“Fully involved when we arrived,” Ferguson said.

A resident had already removed the horses from the barn, and may have suffered minor smoke inhalation, Ferguson said.

The barn, which was mostly full of hay, was entirely destroyed by the fire, Ferguson said.

Firefighters brought in tankers from all of the Township’s seven fire halls to carry water, as the area is south of existing hydrants and water lines.

There are two barn cats missing as of Thursday morning, but Ferguson noted cats can usually get out of barns.

“They’re probably hanging around on the farm somewhere,” he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious.

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Fort Langley was celebrating cultural diversity before it was ‘populaire’

Sunshine and mild temperatures helped draw hundreds to the historic site’s French Canadian festival.

Team BC defeats its hosts at junior curling nationals Sunday

Tyler Tardi and his team have played and won three games in the Canadian championships, so far.

LETTER: Nothing wrong with Langley mayor sporting Oilers jersey

Maybe a Giants jersey would have been more politically astute, a letter writer suggests.

Langley runner nominated for B.C. university athlete of the year

Trinity Western’s Regan Yee ‘surprised and delighted’

Family band from Aldergrove wins youth music award

The Springmans won a Fraser Valley Music Award for their album Happy Beach.

REPLAY: B.C’s best videos this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT

New England will meet L.A. Rams in NFL title game

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Crash closes Coquihalla southbound lane south of Merritt

Accident occurred approximately 26 kilometres south of Merritt

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

Most Read