I’m not usually one to break stories on my blog (leave that to the newsies) however this one hits very close to home.
“Surrey firefighters are battling a massive blaze on 138th Avenue near 107-A Avenue in Whalley. The red brick apartment building under construction went up in flames around 4 this afternoon… …It’s believed there’s a large crane in the middle of the fire, and Hydro poles in the area have also been caught in the blaze.” [News1130]
This isn’t the first time that a new condo block has been taken down by fire. Hopefully no one was injured and that this isn’t too much of a step back for development in the area.
Update: You can now read more about this on CTV as well as the Surrey Now that reports: “Quattro made news in May when pre-sale buyers snapped up 109 suites valued at $23 million the first day the project went on the market. Fortunately the building was not yet occupied.”
News1130 continues: “Around 100 customers are without phone and internet service and 4,400 customers are without power right now. The Quattro development was being built in several stages on a 10 acre site and would have included almost 400 condos, most of which had been sold out.”