Construction crews spotted the smoke and shot the first video (above) from Wednesday’s fire in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Maybe when they rebuild they can get them even closer together.
A fire which started in a home under construction in east Maple Ridge Wednesday afternoon quickly spread to destroy three other houses and badly damage another.
The fire broke out at about 3:45 p.m. near 227th Street and 136A Avenue in Formosa Plateau, a new neighbourhood in Silver Valley in northeast Maple Ridge.
The fire department believes the blaze started in a house where builders were working but quickly spread to an occupied house and three others that were under construction.
No one was at home in the completed structure, which was still standing when the fire was extinguished but had a massive hole burned through one side of the structure.
Authorities say the cause of the blaze is still under investigation, though witnesses say a crew of workers were sealing the deck of one of the homes with blowtorches shortly before it started.
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