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Homicide team probes suspicious fire where three bodies found in Langley, B.C.

A police officer talks on a cellphone at the scene of a house fire in Langley, B.C., Saturday, June 13, 2020. Homicide investigators say three bodies have been found in the wreckage of a burned out home in Langley, B.C. Fire crews were called to the scene late Saturday afternoon and found the house fully engulfed in flames. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Curtis Kreklau, South Fraser News Services
June 14, 2020 - 5:15 PM

LANGLEY, B.C. - Homicide investigators say three bodies have been found in the wreckage of a burned out home in Langley, B.C., and at least one death has been ruled a homicide.

Fire crews were called to the scene late Saturday afternoon and found the house fully engulfed in flames.

A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation team says a man's body was found in the back of the home and his injuries suggest a homicide.

The man lived in the house, but police say the identities of two other bodies found in the wreckage have not been confirmed.

The investigation team took over the case just hours after fire crews were called, saying the death of the first person found was suspicious.

Langley Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Ferguson said two neighbouring homes were also damaged before crews could put out the blaze.

Sgt. Frank Jang of the homicide investigation team says the property where the fire took place remains an active crime scene.

"Neighbours in the area should expect frequent activity at the home by our investigators for the next while," Jang says in a news release.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 14, 2020.

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