Five North Delta businesses consumed in fire

Emergency crews were called to the 11900-block of 93A Ave. just west of Scott Road at around 3 p.m. after reports of a fire in a warehouse.

Fire destroys a commercial building in North Delta on Nov. 12.

Several North Delta business were gutted when a blaze broke out in a commercial building on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the 11900-block of 93A Ave. just west of Scott Road at around 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 after reports of a fire in a warehouse.

“The fire had a good hold by the time that our first crews arrived on the scene,” said Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland. “They started with an offensive attack and quickly had to turn to defensive. When we go defensive it’s mainly containing it to the building of origin and protecting any exposures around it.”

Copeland said conditions at the scene made it difficult for firefighters to reach parts of the fire.

“There was a roof collapse fairly early on in the incident and that makes things even more difficult because fires become hidden and buried and it’s a challenge to get complete extinguishment,” he said. “We were also challenged that day by heavy winds that were blowing to the east and, with the roof collapse early on, the wind helped fan the fire.”

Traffic along Scott Road was shut down for several hours as Delta Fire and Emergency Services worked to extinguish the flames.

At its height, seven trucks were dispatched to help fight the two-alarm fire. Additional personnel were called in to help out both on scene and to the fire halls and Surrey Fire Service was on standby to cover any other calls in the area.

Delta Fire remained on the scene throughout the night putting out hot spots and didn’t pull out completely until about 5 p.m. on Sunday.

No one was hurt in the fire and officials do not consider the fire to be suspicious. The fire is believed to have started in the rear of the building, although the exact cause is still under investigation.

Aroma Euro Deli, D&R Skylight Installation and Bright Clean Maids, as well as processing facilities for Butcher Boy Deli in Burnaby and Altmaerker German Sausage House & Deli in North Delta, were destroyed.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside North Delta elementary school

The officer was intervening in an alleged assault outside of Immaculate Conception School when he and the woman were stabbed

Vantage Way in Delta reopened after chemical spill

Incident involved a couple of barrels of “low-risk” chemicals that were spilled inside a business

Suspect charged after four Surrey banks were robbed in just four hours

Financial institutions in North Surrey targeted on Feb. 12

New West mayor says Surrey won’t be left out in transit 10-year plan

Jonathan Cote one of two speakers at luncheon focusing on transportation, land use planning

UPDATE: Missing Surrey snowshoer found dead on Mt. Seymour

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

Most Read