Langley condo fire raging, fire trucks responding

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‘Aggressive’ inferno raging through Langley condo building

‘It breaks my heart because it is so close to Christmas,’

a Langley witness Crysta Serne

Witnesses said flames were 20 to 30 feet higher than the four-storey building and seemed to be coming from the centre of the massive complex.

Witnesses said flames were 20 to 30 feet higher than the four-storey building and seemed to be coming from the centre of the massive complex.

A large fire is raging through a condo building in Langley, BC, displacing dozens of people right before Christmas.

Smoke began pouring from the four-storey building around 10:15 am at 56th Avenue and 201 A Street, Langley.

Witness Crysta Serne was driving by when she saw billowing black smoke.

“An entire apartment complex was engulfed in flames,” she said.

“It looked aggressive. The fire was coming up through the ceiling. It almost appeared if it was in the middle of the apartment complex.”

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Flames destroyed a condo building in Langley Sunday, December 11

“The smoke and the flames were at least 20 to 30 feet higher than the actual building,” said a tearful Serne.

“It was an unfortunate, impressive sight. It breaks my heart because it is so close to Christmas and it was probably something that was so innocently set, started the whole thing to affect so many families and so many lives,” she said.

Witnesses described a pungent smell of wood and plastic blocks away.

Langley condo fire

A large Langley condo building is engulfed in flames near the Fraser highway.

Traffic is affected in all directions around the large building near Fraser Highway.

Passersby are tweeting pictures of the flaming building, describing it as a “huge” fire.

Neighbours are also tweeting concern for the safety of people inside — and images of the smoke in the winter sky.

“I hope all are safe,” tweeted Jeffrey Bernasor.

Condo fire at 201a and 56th in Langley BC

At least three fire trucks used foam and water to try to douse the raging flames in a large four-storey condo building Sunday noon in Langley.

 

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