Hot weather adds extra challenges at Brookswood garage fire Monday
A couple of Langley Township firefighters were overcome by heat, with one sent to hospital as a precaution, while battling a barn and garage fire in South Langley on Monday.
Around 11:30 a.m.,Township firefighters were called to the blaze in the 2800 block of 197 Street. When they arrived at the large property, a standalone garage was completely in flames. The fire had spread to a neighbouring barn, said Township assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.
To complicate matters, grass fires kept starting, as a result of the dry conditions. Firefighters had to keep extinguishing them.
No animals were inside the barn or garage.
Township fire crews exhausted their available resources and called in a Langley City fire unit to help.
The blaze was doused but the garage is completely destroyed, said Ferguson.
Estimated loss is around $250,000.
Fire investigators are investigating the cause. At this time, it’s unknown what started the fire, but it may have started as a grass fire, Ferguson said.