Residents in 30525 Cardinal Avenue have been allowed back to their homes, but those in sister building 30515 Cardinal Avenue have been forced to find other arrangements for tonight and likely the near future.
Fire alarms initially rang in the building at 6 a.m., with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services responding shortly thereafter.
The fire was so challenging and difficult to attack that help was called in from both Langley and Mission.
The underground parking, which is shared by both buildings, is currently unavailable to residents and it’s unclear when it will be reopen.
Here is what the current scene and aftermath currently looks like: