Blaze a real buzzkill

Firefighters fought more than flames at house fire in Surrey early Tuesday.

The fire at a duplex near King George Boulevard and 108th Avenue disturbed a wasp or hornet nest, sending a swarm of the insects into attack mode.

Several firefighters and neighbours were stung. 

"No injures, as far as I know," Surrey Fire Batt. Chief Gary McHarg told CTV. "Although they did say there's a hornets nest around here somewhere, and a few people have gotten stung."

The fire started about 3 a.m.

"I heard just like a pop, and so I got up to see what was going on," said neighbour Fracoise Mihatov. "I could see the red, and the sky was red in front of my window, so when I got to the window I could see the flames shooting out of the house next door."

One unit of the duplex is badly damaged, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

– with files from CTV Vancouver


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