House fire in Willoughby Friday night. Curtis Kreklau photo

VIDEO: Two alarm house fire in Langley

Blaze happened late Friday night during thunderstorm

  • Jul. 7, 2018 1:50 a.m.

Just after 10 p.m. Friday night, Township of Langley fire crews were called to a report of a structure fire in the 20500 block of 70 Avenue in the Willoughby neighbourhood.

While en route, crews observed a large column of smoke and glow in the sky and upgraded to a second alarm.

They arrived to find a large 2 story chalet-style home on a forested property fully involved in fire.

The home was adjacent to an area currently being subdivided and appeared to be vacant.

Flying embers rained down on the areas downwind as firefighters worked to control the blaze.

The fire broke out out while a thunderstorm with lightning was moving through the area although the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Files from Curtis Kreklau, South Fraser News Services

Just Posted

Cloverdale nurse, Langley truck driver awarded for saving a police officer’s life

Angela Feltrin and Earl Hanes thanked by B.C. RCMP’s top cop

Coldest Night an event for warm hearts

Sources’ White Rock event one of 130 walkathons across Canada on Feb. 23

MK Delta Lands development another step closer to breaking ground

Delta needs Metro Vancouver’s okay before swapping hundreds of acres and adding it to Burns Bog

VIDEO: A new Hive climbing/fitness facility coming to Surrey in 20,000-sq.-ft. space

‘Bouldering’ and other activities planned at site near Pattullo Bridge

PHOTOS: Surrey teacher’s annual fitness fundraiser raises $23K in six years

‘Zumbathon’ led by Elaine Chong draws 350 people to Fleetwood Park Secondary gym

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Prominent B.C. realtor says he doesn’t know how child porn got on his computer

Closing arguments heard in Ian Meissner’s Chilliwack trial for accessing, possessing child porn

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Mayors approve SkyTrain extension to UBC

Next step is a business plan and public consultation

Most Read