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Investigators probe cause of weekend fire that injured 3 people and damaged 4 houses in Aldergrove

Two homes likely beyond repair: deputy fire chief

On Monday, April 22, several investigators were on the scene of a weekend blaze in Aldergrove that sent three people to hospital and damaged four houses, displacing more than a dozen residents.

“We’ve got a team out there of investigators, with the insurance company, to try and determine cause right now,” said deputy fire chief Russ Jenkins.

“Because of the the size and the number of units involved, we’ve got a fairly big team assembled.”

Jenkins said two of the four houses got the worst of it.

“Two of them, looks like they were damaged beyond repair, while two suffered exposure damage [to the exteriors],”Jenkins said.

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Crews arrived on the scene at 9:26 a.m. in response to multiple calls about a residential structure fire blaze on Springfield Drive near Davis Crescent on Saturday,April 20.

Three people were taken to hospital, two for treatment of smoke inhalation and one for minor burns suffered trying to put out a fire.

One of the displaced residents, Laura McFarland, and her three children, had just moved into their new home.

“There was three bangs at the very back,” McFarland told the Langley Advance Times.

“Then the tree in the corner of the house caught on fire and that basically spread over to my house, and within a few seconds the whole balcony was on fire and a few minutes [after that it] started coming inside our house.”

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“The house is destroyed,” McFarland said.

“We just lost everything and I just moved in here, so all the furniture is brand new. Now, it’s all gone.”

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