Emergency crews – including Surrey firefighters and paramedics – were called to the Old Curio Shop in South Surrey Thursday morning after a man became stuck in a staircase in the residence on the north side of the property.
One ambulance and at least four firefighters were on the scene shortly before 9 a.m., where they could be seen coming and going from the cluttered yard on the north side of the property, 1430 King George Blvd, which includes a residence.
No one was injured, and initial reports that someone had become trapped under fallen debris were false, according to a Surrey fire department spokesperson, who added that the man involved was believed to be the owner of the shop.
Back in December, City of Surrey bylaw officers, responding to complaints regarding the tidiness of the property, visited the Old Curio Shop – which has become well known through the years for its floor-to-ceiling collection of second-hand items – and cleared debris and dying blackberry bushes from the front and south-side of the site.
At the time, Surrey manager of bylaw enforcement and licensing Ed Warzel told Peace Arch News that his department “have been dealing with the owner of this property since 2009.”