Firefighters were called to east Maple Ridge after a shop housing a number of vehicles caught fire on Friday, July 17, 2020. (The News files)

Man suffers smoke inhalation as shop burns in Maple Ridge fire

A number of vehicles were stored in the structure

One man was taken to hospital after a fire broke out on an east Maple Ridge property Friday night.

Firefighters responded to a shop on the property around 9 p.m.

“One person had smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital,” said James Clelland, Maple Ridge assistant fire chief.

The man was later released that same day.

READ MORE: Maple Ridge assistant fire chief loses battle with cancer

The shop had two parts, one was destroyed by the fire, Clelland explained.

Both parts of the shop housed “a number of vehicles,” he added.

Clelland said firefighters were able to contain the fire before it spread to nearby trees.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

firefirefightersmaple ridge

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

LETTER: Conflicts growing between traffic and equestrians in Maple Ridge

She and her mount were clipped by a car in 1970s, leaving this rider fearful walking on 132nd Avenue

SHARE: Sunset seen from Jerry Sulina Park beautiful always moving for Maple Ridge walker

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

ON COOKING: Creating flavour when cooking meat

Chef Dez shares some ideas for preparing with marinades

LETTER: Flush toilets have been part of Maple Ridge Park for years

Reaction to newbie’s first visit to a city park and moreover her criticism of its facilities

VIDEO: One wounded in Maple Ridge gun battle

Two vehicles reportedly traded shots while driving down street

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Wildfire breaks out near Harrison Hot Springs

1.5 hectare fire is reportedly human caused

Police lay out details of mental health response in Abbotsford over long weekend

APD officers assist mental health team for three hours yesterday, man sent to hospital with injury

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

Most Read