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Deadly Surrey blaze claims 2 seniors' lives
Two seniors perished in a house fire in Surrey early Sunday morning.
Emergency personnel were called to the two-alarm blaze at the home near 94A Avenue and 157 Street at about 3 a.m. Sept. 15.
When they arrived the house was partly engulfed in flames and two people were believed trapped inside.
An elderly couple – a 75-year-old man and 77-year-old woman – were extracted by fire fighters, but were pronounced dead at the scene.
Their names have not been released.
Officials said the fire did not appear suspicious but investigators are continuing to probe the cause.
Neighbours told CTV the couple had lived in the two-storey home for more than 20 years.
Antonio Serra said he was awoken by loud noises in the middle of the night.
“Someone screaming, and it seemed like kicking a door or kicking something,” he said. “So I come to the window, and I was looking and all of a sudden I saw the smoke. So I came here running.”
He said it was difficult for him to believe his neighbours were gone.
“You’re okay one minute and the next, gone,” Serra said.