Township Fire Department Langley Township fire crews worked to prevent a barn fire from spreading to the home on a property at 216th Street and 82nd Avenue.

Township crews work to prevent barn fire from spreading to nearby house

A Sunday afternoon fire in North Langley destroyed an old barn.

  • Apr. 4, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Fire in an old barn that was slated for demolition caused the black smoke over North Langley Sunday afternoon.

“It was an old dilipidated barn,” explained Township deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

The fire department got the call about 2:45 p.m. and went to the property at 216th Street and 82nd Avenue.

“We’re suspsecting that it started from a grass fire,” he said.

The fire department had about 16 crew from three halls fight the fire to prevent it from spreading to the house in the property which had been sold to the provincial government for use as a construction yard for the upcoming overpass project in that area. Also on scene were BC Ambulance crews, a standard practice during structure fires to help in case of any firefighter injuries and check on them during the course of fighting the fire (oxygen levels, exposures, etc.)

“No body injured, no animals, no contents in the barn,” Ferguson summed up.

PHOTO: Langley Township fire crews worked to prevent a barn fire from spreading to the home on a property at 216th Street and 82nd Avenue. (Langley Township Fire Department photo)

Just Posted

Langley Advance What’s On: Nov. 22, 2018 edition

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

Letter: Conservatives did nothing on housing problem for a decade: MP

Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag says the Liberals are taking action.

LETTER: Canada should not be selling weapons abroad

A Langley man is critical of Canada for selling arms that are being used to kill civilians.

Langley author pens tribute to the men and women of Canada’s military for Remembrance Day

‘A soldier, a sailor and an airman … stood before the Pearly Gates’

LETTER: Langley candidate pleasantly surprised by campaign

A local woman who ran for municipal council is grateful for the experience.

Feds give formal notice for law to end Canada Post strike

Trudeau government ready to legislate employees back to work after five weeks of rotating strikes

Getzlaf lifts Ducks to 4-3 win over skidding Canucks

Vancouver now winless since Nov. 8

Pressure builds for B.C. to recognize physicians assistants

“We can make a difference and I think we’re being overlooked.”

Senators urge Trump to expedite congressional vote on USMCA

The 12 Republican senators are warning of the dangers of getting the trade pact approved in 2019

Bill just one tool to deter foreign interference in Canadian elections: Gould

Bill C-76 is just one means to deter outside interference in Canadian elections

Investigation into B.C. legislature officers began in January

RCMP brought in months after former prison administrator started

Legal challenge filed over high-stakes competition to design $60B warships

The federal government had originally said it wanted a “mature design” for its new warship fleet, which was widely interpreted as meaning a vessel that has already been built and used by another navy.

‘There has to be accountability’: victims of sterilization demand action

Morningstar Mercredi says she woke up from a surgery at 14 and immediately broke down when she discovered the baby she once felt inside of her was gone.

Former B.C. crime reporter pens debut children’s book

Thom Barker channels his giant dog’s phobias into theme exploring critical thinking

Most Read