Man found deceased in residential fire


2024-01-22 14:36 PST

File # 2024-10078

Surrey RCMP is assisting Surrey Fire Services following a fatal residential fire in Surrey.

On January 22, 2024 at 3:22 am, Surrey RCMP received a report of a structure fire in upper residential suites of a commercial building in the 13400-block of 71A Avenue. Police arrived on scene as the Surrey Fire Department were evacuating the occupants of other suites.

Surrey Fire Department located a man in a suite, and with the assistance of BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) performed lifesaving efforts; unfortunately, the 54-year-old Surrey man did not survive. Two pets also died in the fire.

Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit (GIU) investigated alongside the Surrey Fire Inspector, and have determined the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

If you witnessed anything or have any additional information and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 24-10078.

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