Dead person located after fire at homeless camp

SURREY RCMP are currently investigating a fire and the discovery of a dead person in the area of 97A Avenue and 137A Street.

On Friday at approximately 2:30 a.m., Surrey Fire Services requested the assistance of Surrey RCMP in response to a fire in a shed at a homeless camp located in that area. After the fire was extinguished, Surrey Fire Services personnel discovered a dead person inside the shed.

The Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken conduct of the investigation and will be working with Surrey Fire Services to determine the cause of the fire, as well as the BC Coroner Service to identify the dead person.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS orĀ www.solvecrime.ca.