British Columbia

Suspicious barn fire in Langley, B.C. reveals two stolen boats in unused structure

A suspicious barn fire in Langley B.C. has revealed a cache of stolen property, including two boats, say fire officials.

'The property owners thought the barns were all vacant'

A Langley, B.C. barn and some outbuildings were destroyed by flames early Sunday in a fire deemed 'suspicious' by officials. (CBC News)

A suspicious barn fire in Langley, B.C. has revealed a cache of stolen property including two boats, say fire officials.

Langley firefighters were called out before 6 a.m. PT and spent the next six hours dealing with the blaze that destroyed the uninsured barn in the 6900-block of 232nd Street.

Two stolen boats were found on this property after a vacant barn caught fire in Langley B.C. early in the morning on July 17. (CBC)

The empty 3,000-square-foot barn was ablaze by the time fire trucks arrived, said Deputy Chief Bruce Ferguson.

"No animals. No people... and the property owners thought that the barns were all vacant as well, although there was some stolen property located," said Ferguson.

Ferguson said it's believed that somebody was "definitely hiding some stolen material" on the land.

He called the fire "suspicious." Ferguson added the owners had just bought the property and planned to develop it. He said they had no insurance on the building that was destroyed by flames.

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