Fire breaks out at a complex at 10838 City Parkway on Wednesday morning.

Massive fire in North Surrey

Several evacuated from homes, but fortunately no reports of injury



More than 180 people were evacuated after an inferno at a large apartment complex at 108 Avenue and King George Boulevard on Wednesday.

Crews were called to the 253-unit complex at 10838 City Parkway at about 6 a.m.

Fire ripped through several suites and then to the roof of the massive complex.

It was a three-alarm fire with 30 firefighters in all.

There are no reports of injuries at the four-storey complex, and the entire building was safely evacuated, and at least one person was rescued from a balcony.

Surrey’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture Laurie Cavan said the city enacted a level 2 Emergency Social Services Wednesday morning and relocated 186 people from 79 units to six local hotels.

Cavan said people are understandably shaken, but are being looked after.

“It’s a very stressful and traumatic situation for people,” Cavan said. “We’ve been doing our very best to make sure everybody is comfortable and has a place to stay.”

The complex, called Access, was built in 2005, and was marketed as a Yaletown-style development in the heart of Surrey.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.