Police seek North Surrey arsonist

No one harmed in mid morning blaze on June 4.

Police are looking for an arsonist that set blaze to a North Surrey apartment building in the middle of the night this month.

At 3 a.m. on June 4, someone entered the main floor of an apartment building at 14930 108 Avenue, spread an accelerant and lit the place on fire.

The blaze quickly spread to the stairway, blocking the exit for anyone on the floors above.

Fire crews arrived minutes later, and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Barnscher said Monday the first task was to get people off the balconies above ground level.

By 3:39 a.m., fire crews had the fire out and everyone brought to safety.

No one was harmed in the fire.

The owner of the apartment building was key in helping displaced residents find new lodging.

Police are still looking for the person who started the fire and are asking for public assistance.

If you witnessed anything out of the ordinary, call Surrey RCMP Const. Colin MacDonell at 778-593-3106 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to remain anonymous.

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