Maple Ridge firefighters responded to a call for a residential structure fire on 228th Street just before noon Wednesday.
Smoke was billowing from a boarded-up duplex just behind the MacDonald’s restaurant off Lougheed Highway.
Initial reports were that the duplex was abandoned.
Multiple fire trucks responded, while Ridge Meadows RCMP blocked off the road.
As much as 30 centimetres of snow fell Maple Ridge overnight and many roads were still slushy at the time of the fire.
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