Fire destroys shop in rural north Abbotsford

Nobody was injured in blaze that fully engulfed the small building

Fire crews were called to a shop in rural northern Abbotsford, where they found the structure fully engulfed in flames early Friday morning.

“The building was fully involved from front to back,” assistant fire chief Craig Bird with the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service said of the roughly 120-by-60-foot building in the 27000 block of Townshipline Road.

“It’s definitely below-zero conditions right now, and cold temperatures, which makes firefighting with water a little more difficult. Crews are doing a great job.”

RELATED: Two major fires in Pitt Meadows

The shop had automobiles and storage inside, Bird said, adding that the building was empty and no one appears to have been injured.

“There was a passerby who noticed the fire. The homeowner was unaware,” he said.

However, Bird said there was “collapse potential” with the building, and so fire crews were kept at a distance to ensure their safety.

It wasn’t the only major fire in the area Friday morning. As many as two dozen cattle were killed in one of two large fires in Pitt Meadows early in the day.

That fire involved two barns at a property on Old Dewdney Trunk Road, while the second fire sparked at an a former nursery off Ford Road.

It isn’t clear if the two fires were related.

–with files from Mike Hall, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News

Report an error or send us your tips, photos and video.

Dustin Godfrey | Reporter

@dustinrgodfrey

Send Dustin an email.
Like the Abbotsford News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

UFV eliminated in three by UBC

Men’s basketball team loses two straight after game one shocker

Fraser Valley Stage presents Starlight Radio Theatre

Abbotsford production features music from Big Band era

Abbotsford school facilities naming process to include Indigenous voice

Local policy changing to meet requirements in provincial policy

Abbotsford goes up 2-0 on Langley

Pilots win both games on home ice, series now shifts to Langley

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read