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Eight minutes to stem flames in no-water area

Firefighters battle a blaze in the 1700-block of 184 Street Tuesday. - Curtis Kreklau
Firefighters battle a blaze in the 1700-block of 184 Street Tuesday.
— image credit: Curtis Kreklau

A fire at a mobile home on rural South Surrey property Tuesday was brought under control in short order – but not before doing extensive damage.

Deputy fire Chief Dan Barnscher said crews were alerted to the blaze in the 1700-block of 184 Street in Hazelmere at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

The single-wide trailer was “fully involved” when firefighters arrived. While the fire was brought under control within eight minutes, the unit is “probably not” livable, Barnscher said.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze, which ignited while the tenant was out and produced a column of smoke that could be seen from a great distance.

Barnscher said nine fire trucks were dispatched to the scene, which is located in one of Surrey’s ‘no-water’ districts. Five of the trucks were tankers used to shuttle the water necessary to maintain the flow needed, he said.

A fire investigator was on the scene Wednesday, and the cause has not been determined.

 

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