SURREY – Fire crews were kept busy Tuesday morning after two separate fires were sparked in Surrey.
At around 6 a.m. firefighters were called to a grass fire in a ravine near King George Boulevard and 132nd St.
Surrey battalion chief Tom Morgan said that no residential properties were damaged and despite some difficult terrain, crews were able to put the fire out without much trouble.
Firefighters responded to a second call at around 9:30 a.m. when flames were spotted coming from an abandoned house at the corner of 97a Avenue and 137 Street.
Morgan told the Now that the home was abandoned and had been boarded up making it difficult for crews to fight.
"Because it was abandoned it wasn’t safe to go in to fight the fire and so we had to fight it from outside," he said. "Surrey has a program for any vacant houses that we try and get the owners to board them up, you can’t keep the people out of there if they want in but at least it’s something to slow them down," he said.
By Tuesday afternoon the cause of the fire was not known and for safety reasons investigators had not attempted to enter the building.