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Body found after fire rips through trailer in Surrey

Fire happened in the 8400 block of 121A Street
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The cause of the fire is under investigation, police say. (File Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Police and Surrey Fire are investigating after a body was found in a recreational trailer fire in Newton Wednesday (March 13).

Surrey Fire Service responded to a call about a fire in a recreational trailer in the 8400 block of 121A Street around 5:30 p.m., assistant fire chief Darren Major said.

When crews arrived, they saw flames coming out of a 25-foot travel trailer parked in the driveway of a home, Major said.

Fire crews worked quickly to control, Major said. After the fire was put out fire crews found the deceased individual inside the trailer.

Major said it was too early to tell if the deceased individual died because of the fire. The BC Corner’s Service will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

“Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit (GIU) continues to work closely with the Surrey Fire Inspector, as the cause of the fire is still yet to be determined,” Cpl. James Mason stated in a news release Thursday (March. 14). “At this time, there’s not enough information to confirm that there’s any suspicious activity,” Major added.

The damage to the home where the trailer was parked was minimal. The home only sustained heat damage, Major said.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca quote file 24-35704.

While not applicable to this fire, Major wanted to remind the public to make sure they have smoke alarms installed in their homes and that they are tested and fully operational.

For more information about Surrey’s Smoke Alarms & HomeSafe Inspection programs, visit surrey.ca/HomeSafe

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