All three Maple Ridge fire halls as well as the Pitt Meadows fire department was called to fight a large fire that burned two houses last night in the 11400 block of 234A St.
The house where the fire originated appears to be completely destroyed and the other one was extensively damaged by fire, smoke, and water, according to assistant fire chief Howard Exner.
The call came in at about 10:40 P.m. on Friday night, and by the time fire crews arrived both houses were already on fire, Exner explained.
He said from the two houses seven people were displaced, but they were given shelter.
"Emergency social services were called out last night," he said. "Basically, everyone was housed through them.
There were 30 Maple Ridge firefighters and six Pitt Meadows firefighters fighting the blaze and on Saturday morning there was still one engine on site monitoring hotspots.
A third house was superficially damaged by the fire. The fire department is investigating the fire but it is not considered suspicious, Exner said.
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