News

Blaze breaks out in basement of Abbotsford home

At just after 10 p.m. Friday, the Abbotsford fire crews responded to a blazeĀ  at 3077 Todd Court.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the basement level of a split-level home, and after confirming that the occupant had safely evacuated, fire crews fought to extinguish the fire.

Approximately 24 firefighters and six apparatus from four fire halls were involved. The fire was contained after approximately 15 minutes and is not considered suspicious. The cause is suspected to be from an electrical short in an outlet which ignited combustible items stored next to it. Fire damage is mostly confined to the basement and is estimated at $150,000 at this time.

A family pet is responsible for alerting the occupant, who was asleep at the time, to the fire developing in the basement. Without this warning, the result would have likely been tragic as there were no working smoke alarms in place at the time of the fire.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Plywood homeless cabins dismantled by city
 
Election 2014: Harold Kokot runs for trustee position
 
Election 2014: Surrey school trustee candidates unite
Top teams flocking to rep hockey classic
 
Cancer survivor continues to stand tall
 
Woman fined for smuggling jewelry through YVR
Holdom property tied up in legal battle
 
Report ranks high spenders among Metro Vancouver cities
 
Surrey man wanted on weapons trafficking charges now behind bars

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.