SURREY - RCMP arson investigators are sifting through burnt debris at a warehouse in Kennedy Heights, looking for clues as to what started a suspicious fire there late Tuesday night.
Staff Sgt. Murray Hedderson said police believe the warehouse had been broken into prior to the fire. The grey warehouse, in the 12100-block of 86th Avenue, is shared by AAA Surplus Liquidators and Merrit Kitchens, a cabinet manufacturer.
Part of a brown metal bay door at the rear of the warehouse looked like it had been peeled back like the lid of a sardine can.
No one was injured. Surrey firefighters found the warehouse engulfed by flames. Part of its roof collapsed.
"The sprinkler system contained the fire until firefighters arrived," Deputy Fire Chief John Caviglia said.
On Wednesday morning a police dog was brought in to sniff out clues.
It was a busy morning for Surrey firefighters. At 6:30 a.m. a hazardous materials crew was called to Cloverdale Cold Storage at the corner of 188th Street and 32nd Avenue in Campbell Heights to deal with an ammonia leak there. The building was evacuated and neighbouring streets were blocked off for several hours. Nobody was injured.
"It (the leak) has been shut off and the building has been turned back over to its owners," Caviglia said.