British Columbia

Surrey residents escape unharmed after homes catch fire

The fire broke out at a house on in the 18400-block of 63A Avenue Thursday morning, before quickly spreading to an adjacent home.

6 people were forced out after a fire spread between their two houses

All six residents made it out of their homes safely. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Six people are displaced in Surrey, after their houses caught fire Thursday morning.

The fire started just after 1 a.m. behind a house on 63A Avenue near 184 Street, and quickly spread to an adjacent home.

Two people in the house that initially caught fire escaped unharmed. Four residents in the adjacent house also made it out without injuries.

The fire reportedly started in a shed behind the first house. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

The first crews on scene called for extra help right away, after seeing flames coming from both houses.

"They were able to knock it down from the outside … then they went inside and stopped the fire," said Battalion Chief Wes Eaton with Surrey Fire.

Eaton said the house that initially caught fire had significant damage. The second home only sustained exterior damage from the flames.

Investigators will be looking into the cause of the fire.

Fire crews extinguish hotspots at the house where the fire originated. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)