Elderly couple found dead after Surrey house fire

An elderly couple has been found dead after an early-morning house fire in Surrey.

Crews were called to the area of 125B Street shortly before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning for a three-alarm house fire, according to Surrey assistant fire chief of operations Steve Serbic.

When firefighters arrived the house was engulfed in flames, said Serbic. Neighbours alerted the firefighters that two people may still be in the house.

When crews entered the house they found the elderly couple dead. It’s not believed anyone else was in the house at the time. Fire investigators and RCMP are investigating.

Firefighters do not yet know where the fire broke out or what caused the blaze.

Serbic said the area is closed to traffic as investigators figure out what happened. He did not have any more information about the couple who died.

He said it was a very challenging fire, as there was debris all over the place.

Surrey RCMP confirmed it is investigating the fatal fire in Whalley.

Mounties said the cause of the fire and cause of death of the two individuals has not been determined and is under investigation by the RCMP and fire officials.

The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a fact-finding investigation to determine cause of death.

Police will not be releasing the identity of the two people who died.

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