British Columbia

8 people displaced after early morning house fire in Surrey

Fire crews were able to get the blaze in the 9600-block of 154 Street under control after it forced a number of Surrey residents out of their rooms.

None of the residents were seriously injured while escaping the fire on 154 Street

A resident said the fire appeared to have started near the chimney of the house. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Eight people are left without a place to live after a fire destroyed part of their home in Surrey early Friday morning.

The flames broke out before 4 a.m. PT at the house in the 9600-block of 154 Street.

Smoke alarms woke all of the residents, who managed to escape before the blaze grew bigger.

Resident Scott Moxam said he moved into the house just under a year ago. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

"I've already lost everything I own," said Scott Moxam, who moved into the house 10 months ago.

"I went through a fire ... years ago. I'm just worried about losing everything and where I'm going to sleep."

Fire crews attacked the blaze quickly and were able to get it under control shortly after arriving.

The cause is under investigation. No one inside the house was injured.

Some residents were able to gather some of their belongings before escaping the fire. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)