Two suspicious fires in Surrey this week

Firefighters think a Newton fire was caused by arson, while another, in Whalley, was believed to be caused by a marijuana grow operation.

Fire in Newton Thursday morning is believed to be have been caused by arson.

Fire in Newton Thursday morning is believed to be have been caused by arson.



Arson is suspected in a fire that ripped through a rancher Thursday morning, while firefighters suspect a marijuana grow operation caused anther fire eight hours earlier.

On Wednesday, at about 9 p.m., Surrey firefighters were called to a blaze at a rancher near 128 Street and 113B Avenue.

No one was hurt, and fire crews believe it was started by a marijuana grow operation, which typically uses hot lamps and sketchy wiring.

Then at 5:40 a.m., crews were called to a blaze at another small rancher, this time in the 12100-block 76 Avenue.

No one was injured, however, fire crews suspect that the fire was caused by arson.

Both fires remain under investigation.