Man hailed as hero in Surrey house fire is homeless again

A tragic house fire in Surrey claimed the life of an elderly woman. But if it weren’t for the quick actions of one man more may have died. Now they’re calling Trevor Yellowbird a hero.

On January 2nd, a huge fire at the Dhanjal home in Surrey left Gurbax Kaur and her father, Iqbal Singh, in serious condition in hospital and caused the death of her mother, Harbans Kaur. Gurbax Kaur’s daughter, Jasbir Kaur, narrowly escaped with minor injuries.

Trevor Yellowbird, the tenant in the basement, was instrumental in saving his landlady and her father. He broke down the door and went into the burning home to take Iqbal Singh to safety and risked his life going upstairs to rescue Gurbax Kaur.

Trevor is a single dad – he lost his wife a few years ago. Recently, he moved to BC for a new life. Before moving into the Dhanjals’ basement, he was homeless, and unfortunately, once again, he is living in a shelter with his baby boy.

Trevor needs a two bedroom basement. He receives a government subsidy so he will be able to pay rent. He does smoke, but would be happy to smoke outside. His character is evidenced by his actions – he risked his own life and saved the lives of two others. He is no less than a hero.

Please, let’s find Trevor a place to stay and help him get back on his feet. If you can help, please email