Fire at homeless campsite

Firefighters snuffed out a blaze Friday morning at a homeless campsite in a forested site off of Sumas Way.

  • Oct. 10, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Firefighters snuff out a brush fire at homeless encampment Friday morning.

Firefighters snuff out a brush fire at homeless encampment Friday morning.

A blaze with flames 10-feet high in a heavily forested area in Lonzo Creek Park, behind the Save-On Foods on Sumas Way, was quickly snuffed out by firefighters Friday morning.

The fire started just after 10 a.m. at what appears to have been a homeless campsite. Only a small area burned, but the flames reached several metres into the air before being doused by fire crews.

A shopping cart and other personal remains could be seen at the fire site after the flames were extinguished.

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Fire services and police on scene at fire near Sumas Way in #Abbotsford

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