Fire crews find deceased person after putting out blaze at homeless camp

May 24 2019, 5:23 pm

An investigation is underway by the RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit after a deceased person was found following a shed fire at a homeless camp in Surrey.

Surrey Fire Services was called to a fire at the encampment at 97A Avenue and 137A Street around 2:30 am Friday morning. After the blaze was extinguished, a person was found inside the building.

The deceased has not been identified, and the BC Coroner Service is now involved in the case.

Cpl. Elenore Sturko said in a statement that the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken conduct of the investigation and says it will be working with fire crews to determine what started the fatal fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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