British Columbia

House fire in Surrey leaves one dead, one in hospital

A man is dead and a woman is in hospital with serious injuries after an early morning fire in Surrey.

Police say cause of fire not suspicious

Police say the cause of the fire is not suspicious. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A man is dead and a woman is in hospital with serious injuries after an early morning fire in Surrey.

First responders were called to the house in the 9000-block of 148 Street, just before 1:00 a.m. PT Wednesday.

Police tape off a house on 148 Street after a man was found dead following an early morning fire. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

They arrived to find a 55-year-old man suffering from burns, who died at the scene.

A middle-aged woman was also found suffering from smoke inhalation. She was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Cause of fire not suspicious

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and Surrey RCMP's Serious Crimes section was leading the investigation early Wednesday morning. But police later released a statement deeming the event "non-suspicious."

"Anytime there's a death involving a fire, the Serious Crimes section will take over until they can make a determination as to what the cause would be," said Staff Sgt. Dave Macdonald.

A middle-aged woman was found suffering from smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital in serious condition. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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