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Fire destroys south Surrey home

A home in South Surrey has been destroyed in an early morning fire.

No one hurt, home empty when fire broke out

This South Surrey home at 28 Avenue and 174A Street was completely destroyed in an early morning fire Saturday. (Sia Dezvareh/CBC)

A home in South Surrey has been destroyed in an early morning fire.

Surrey Firefighters were called to the house near 174A Street and 28 Avenue around 5:30 a.m. PT Saturday. Battalion Chief Ed Wells said the home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

"It was a strictly defensive exterior attack," he said. "It was through the roof and the walls were already coming in when crews arrived. It was in a bit of a rural area so it appears it was going for quite awhile."

Wells said the house was not occupied and no one was hurt.

Firefighters say the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene shortly after 5:30 a.m. PT Saturday. (Sia Dezvareh/CBC)

"There was a tenant who used to live in the house, who now lives in the back," he said. "The occupants were in the process of moving out, and there was just the one tenant staying in an outbuilding."

Wells said the renter, who had moved out a week earlier, was living in the back and no one was home at the time of the fire.

He said the tenant had no idea how the fire started and that it did not, at this time, appear to be suspicious.

Map: 174A Street and 28 Avenue

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