Langford family flees fire at home on Bear Mountain

A Langford family has been displaced after a major house fire early Sunday morning.

Langford Fire Rescue responded to the heavy blaze on Nicklaus Drive in the Bear Mountain area after receiving multiple calls around 1 a.m.

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“The first officer on scene was reporting heavy fire from the back of the house,” assistant fire chief Geoff Spriggs said. “It was a fairly big fire and it was quite stubborn, so we ended up using a bit of water to get it put out.”

The four people in the house got out unharmed.

Spriggs said an investigation into what caused the fire is set to begin Monday, after determining whether the structure is stable enough to enter. There is security on scene to prevent anyone from entering the building.

“There is significant fire damage at the back of the structure and through the roof. Much of the roof is destroyed,” Spriggs said.

It took about four hours for crews to extinguish the stubborn flames.

There is nothing to suggest that the fire is suspicious, Spriggs said.

A fundraiser for those affected by the fire had raised $1,715 as of Monday evening.

regan-elliott@timescolonist.com

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