Afternoon fire destroys roofs of two Langley homes – Aldergrove Star

During the afternoon commute, motorists from all over Langley could see black plumes of smoke filling the otherwise blue sky above Langley late Friday afternoon.

Early reports point to a house fire near 216th Street and Fraser Highway in the Murrayville Historic District. It’s across the street from Langley Fundamental Elementary.

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The fire brigade of the municipality was called just before 5 p.m. A total of six fire trucks are on the scene, and emergency services are blocking the 21700 block of 50th Avenue.

While firefighters appear to be getting the blaze under control, witnesses at the scene said it is still on fire and the two-storey house has suffered extensive fire damage. Damage to the roof of the neighboring house has also been reported.

Police at the scene say no injuries were reported.

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Multiple firefighters were present Friday afternoon at a house fire in block 21700 of 50th Avenue in Langley.  Two homes sustained significant damage.  (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Multiple firefighters were present Friday afternoon at a house fire in block 21700 of 50th Avenue in Langley. Two homes sustained significant damage. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flames set fire to part of two homes in Murrayville on Friday afternoon.  The fire brigade is on site.  (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Flames set fire to part of two homes in Murrayville on Friday afternoon. The fire brigade is on site. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Firefighters fought a blaze at a home in Murrayaville near Langley Fundamental School Friday afternoon.  (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Firefighters fought a blaze at a home in Murrayaville near Langley Fundamental School Friday afternoon. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flames set fire to part of two homes in Murrayville on Friday afternoon.  The fire brigade is on site.  (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
Flames set fire to part of two homes in Murrayville on Friday afternoon.  The fire brigade is on site.  (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
Flames set fire to part of two homes in Murrayville on Friday afternoon.  The fire brigade is on site.  (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
Firefighters fought a blaze at a home in Murrayaville near Langley Fundamental School Friday afternoon.  (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Firefighters fought a blaze at a home in Murrayaville near Langley Fundamental School Friday afternoon. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Multiple firefighters were present Friday afternoon at a house fire in block 21700 of 50th Avenue in Langley.  Two homes sustained significant damage.  (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Multiple firefighters were present Friday afternoon at a house fire in block 21700 of 50th Avenue in Langley. Two homes sustained significant damage. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

The roof of the house at Langley Fundamental has largely collapsed.  (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

The roof of the house at Langley Fundamental has largely collapsed. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Firefighters fought a blaze at a home in Murrayaville near Langley Fundamental School Friday afternoon.  (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Firefighters fought a blaze at a home in Murrayaville near Langley Fundamental School Friday afternoon. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

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