An overnight fire in Surrey destroyed a garage and an old motorhome.

The fire started just after 1 a.m. PT in a garage behind a house near 146th Street and 60th Avenue. It quickly spread to the motorhome, which was on an adjacent property.

"Crews did a very quick knockdown, contained it to the garage of origin and to the motorhome itself," said Battalion Chief Wes Eaton with Surrey Fire Service.

"It never came close to spreading to the homes. Crews were able to confine it to the rear alleyway."


The fire spread from the neighbouring garage to an RV parked in an adjacent property. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Residents woken up by smoke

Neighbours described the fire sending smoke metres into the air before fire crews showed up on scene.

"It was just a huge fireball," said John Borthwick, who lives across the street.

Borthwick said the family in the adjacent home lost their RV in the blaze.

"I feel really sorry that they lost their RV," said Borthwick. "It was an old 1997 Winnebago in mint condition ... so they're not too happy about it, but I'm just glad everybody's safe."

No one suffered any serious injuries. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


Resident John Borthwick said he was taking his dog for a walk when he first saw the fire. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)