UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Fire breaks out at abandoned home on Gladys Avenue

Blaze occurs Tuesday night at Abbotsford house

  • Jan. 11, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Crews were called Tuesday night to a fire at an abandoned home on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford.

Crews were called Tuesday night to a fire at an abandoned home on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford.



An abandoned house that has been the site of several fires and drug overdoses over the last few years was the scene of another blaze last night.

Crews from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service were called just after 11 p.m. to the home located beside the Salvation Army on Gladys Avenue.

The fire appears to have started in the basement.

Assistant fire chief Ron Hull said the exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but squatters in the house had hooked up a generator and propane tanks to supply heat and electricity.

He said the home will now  be condemned.