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Woman dead after fire rips through home

A 64-year-old woman is dead following a house fire in Langley.

Flames broke out at the house in the 20300-block of Grade Cres. around 9 p.m. Sunday night and quickly tore through the roof -- igniting the wooden shingles.

It took crews more than an hour to get the upper hand on the fire. They also had to deal with some sparking live wires which caused some nearby bushes to catch fire. BC Hydro was able to finally shut down power to the area.

The woman was a longtime resident of the home, authorities told CTV News, but her husband was not at the residence when the fire started.

The cause is under investigation. The incident was reported by a couple driving by who saw the smoke and pulled over to call police.

The house is currently behind police tape and investigators are keeping a watch over the home.



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