The scene of the second fire Surrey crews battled in Clayton Heights Saturday night. (Photos: Curtis Kreklau)

Two fires within an hour in Clayton Heights Saturday

The pair of Surrey fires were less than six blocks from one another

SURREY — Firefighters were busy battling two blazes in Clayton Heights Saturday night.

Around 10 p.m., emergency crews were called to a garage fire in Clayton Heights, in the 18500-block of 64A Avenue.

A Black Press Media freelancer on the scene said the detached garage in the rear alley sustained “extensive damage” destroying all items inside including a motorcycle.

Firefighters worked quickly to prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring buildings.

Battalion Chief Kevin Beenham said of the detached garage fire, “Right now it’s being investigated so I haven’t got much more. There was no damage to the house or neighbouring houses but it was a total loss.”

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(The aftermath of a garage fire in Clayton Heights Saturday: Photos: Curtis Kreklau)

Then, at about 10:45 p.m., crews were called to another Clayton Heights fire.

This one was in the 18500-block of 70th Avenue.

Crews responded from the scene of the garage fire and arrived to find smoke and flames coming from a boarded-up vacant home.

(Video from the second Saturday night fire in Clayton Heights. Video: Curtis Kreklau)

Beenham said the house was “clearly boarded up but it had burned through and the crews did a defensive attack. We had three units of the battallion chief attend that and there was no exp osure damage to the surrounding houses or residents.”

“It’ll have to be demolished.”

With files by Tom Zytaruk

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