British Columbia

Surrey house fire sends man to hospital with burns

Fire crews also discovered live ammunition in the house in the 11500-block of 127A Street.

The man’s dog is still unaccounted for after the fire

Fire crews are trying to figure out what caused the house to flare up again around midnight. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A man was sent to hospital with burns to his upper body after a fire broke out in his house in Surrey Friday night.

Fire crews were called to the house in the 11500-block of 127A street in the Bridgeview neighbourhood of Surrey around 8 p.m.

Crews arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames, but had to temporarily stop their attack when they heard some live ammunition detonating inside the house.

The man was taken to hospital, but his dog is still unaccounted for. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

"They were going off when crews arrived," said Battalion Chief Brian Carmichael. "When stuff like that's happening, we just stand back and stay clear."

Carmichael also said the man was with his dog when the fire broke out, but that the dog remains missing.

The house fire ignited again around midnight Friday, possibly due to some missed hotspots in the roof. Fire crews were called out again, and extinguished the flames quickly.

The damage to the house is extensive, and won't be liveable, according to Surrey Fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Firefighters blast water into the roof of the house after the fire reignited around midnight. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)