Surrey, B.C. – A major early morning blaze in Surrey, B.C., has torn through an unfinished townhouse development and damaged several nearby properties.
The fire engulfed the townhomes, which were under construction in an area of south Surrey bordering Delta.
Residents in the West Newton South neighbourhood report hearing explosions and seeing towering flames at about 1 a.m.
Winds spread embers which damaged several homes across 120th Street in neighbouring Delta.
A church and car dealership beside the destroyed townhomes have also been damaged, but there are no reports of injuries.
A cause of the fire is under investigation.