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Blaze in Newton guts house

A home at 13582 59 Ave. was badly damaged in a blaze Tuesday night. - Evan Seal / The Leader
A home at 13582 59 Ave. was badly damaged in a blaze Tuesday night.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

A Surrey family's home was badly damaged Tuesday after a house blaze broke out in Newton.

Firefighters responded to a call of a house fire at 13582 59 Ave. at approximately 5:13 p.m. March 25.

Aside from the intentional demolition of a tile roof deemed to be a safety hazard, the situation was dealt with rather quickly, said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Woznikoski.

"It was extinguished within the first 15 minutes the guys were on scene," said Woznikoski. "Then from there what they were doing was pretty much putting out hot spots."

On Wednesday, an accessibility ramp and child's electric wheelchair could be seen outside the house, both melted in the fire, and the front window was shattered from the heat.

The inside of the residence was in rough shape, but a three-car garage appeared to be undamaged.

Damage to a neighbouring home included some melted vinyl siding.

No one was injured in the fire and there were no occupants inside the building at the time of the fire.

The cause of the blaze is still being investigated.

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