Surrey Fire Services is investigating a fire that ripped through a South Surrey home last Saturday.
Firefighters received multiple calls from neighbours of the home – located at 17438 28 Ave. – at 6 a.m. on March 14.
According to deputy fire Chief Dan Barnscher, by the time crews arrived, the fire was “fully involved.”
“It was pretty much through the roof then,” he said, noting there were five fire engines on scene, with 20 firefighters on hand to contain the fire, which was declared “knocked down” by 6:50 a.m.
There were no occupants home at the time, however, a tenant was staying in an outbuilding on the property, Barnscher said.
An investigator has been to the property to follow up on the incident, Barnscher said, however, it could take some time to determine the cause of the fire.
“Usually with a building with that amount of damage, it’s really hard to pinpoint exactly what the cause was. They can certainly pinpoint where it originated, but the cause will take a little bit of time and may not be conclusive,” he said.