Suspicious fire destroys Langley house

A suspicious fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on 216 Street. - Bruce Ferguson/
A suspicious fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on 216 Street.
— image credit: Bruce Ferguson/

Township Councillor David Davis’ young son is being credited for alerting his mom to a fire at a neighbouring home.

Nicole Davis called 911 at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, after her son looked out the window and saw smoke and flames coming from the home, located at 7820 216 Street.

Fire fighters from several fire halls were called out to battle the blaze, which is considered suspicious, said assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

The fire was started on the outside of the house, he said.

“No one was home at the time,” Ferguson said. It’s believed the owners were on a vacation.

“The home was destroyed,” he said. “The house was built really well and we couldn’t get inside. It was difficult to knock down.”

Loss of the home is estimated at around $400,000. Messages on Facebook indicated many neighbours went to the home quickly to see if there was anything they could do. Facebook messages had neighbours writing about how sad they were for the family and their loss of personal, irreplaceable items.

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