South Surrey fire temporarily shuts MP's office, IHOP restaurant
An early-morning fire in South Surrey damaged the roof of Johnston Plaza Friday, and prompted the temporary closure of business tenants.
Surrey firefighters responded to the 2429 152 St. complex around 4:30 a.m. Nov. 9 to find flames coming from the roof.
The fire – which crews determined started in a unit formerly occupied by TD Canada Trust – was under control when police arrived a short time later.
The closure affected MP Russ Hiebert’s constituency office, as well as the IHOP restaurant.
An investigator told Peace Arch News it’s believed a heater may have caused the blaze, however, investigation is ongoing.
Access to the complex’s parking lot was blocked until about 9:30 a.m., when yellow police tape that had surrounded the plaza was removed.
The extent of damage was unknown at PAN’s holiday weekend press deadline Friday afternoon.