A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Fatal fire in wooded area on Langley-Surrey border not suspicious, RCMP says

No cause of death announced; investigation continues, say RCMP

Surrey RCMP are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area along the Surrey-Langley border but no longer believe the death is suspicious.

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday (July 15), Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street. The fire was extinguished, at which time the deceased person was located in the area, according to police.

The incident was determined to have occurred within Surrey boundaries, and the investigation was handed over to the Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the death, including identifying the body.

Anyone with information about the fire or death of the individual can call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or can contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.



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A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Shane MacKichan photo)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)

A body was found Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after Langley RCMP and the Langley Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the area of 46A Avenue and 196A Street near the Surrey-Langley border (Carol Anne Carlson/special to Langley Advance Times)