Langley explosion sends two to hospital

LANGLEY RCMP’s Drug Section has assumed conduct of the investigation into a fire and an explosion in Aldergrove early Wednesday morning.
Police and fire attended the townhouse complex in the 27100-block of 31A Avenue shortly after midnight following a report of an explosion. Three residences were still on fire when police arrived and two men were found in the middle garage suffering from severe burns. One of the men was transported by air and the other by ground ambulance. No other injuries were reported.
Langley Client Support and Victim Services attended to provide support and assistance to the families from all three residences displaced by the fire.
Currently, police are waiting for a structural engineer to attend and determine if entry onto the site is safe. The two neighbouring units were both heavily damaged by the fire.
Police believe there may have been a butane extraction site in the centre garage and will continue their investigation in this regard.