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With flames subdued, fire crews and neighbors examine the aftermath of the 2155 Ridgeway Street residence that caught ablaze Tuesday morning, January 16, 1979. The fire saw a Matsqui couple lose their home and all its contents. Fortunately, the dog was saved from the blaze. The owners of the home, Donald and Nell Albion were not home when the fire broke out at their 2155 Ridgeway Street home. The flames completely gutted the $39,000 home and destroyed about $28,000 of personal belongings. The fire seemed to have started in the carport of the home, then had quickly spread through the rest of the building, reported Fire Chief Al Cook. By the time fire crews from Halls No.1 and No.2 arrived, flames had devastated the interior of the house. Minutes after the Albion couple arrived on the scene, firemen wearing air masks emerged from the door of the home, carrying the family’s Cocker Spaniel. “The dog was in the basement by the furnace,” said the animal’s rescuers, firemen Roger Andrews and Pat Shaw. “Somehow it found the least smoky place of the house,” they added. Fire crews were called out to the home once more at 3 p.m., as flames had broken out again. The cause of the blaze was unknown. Image not published.