One person died in this house fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the 19600 block of Wakefield Dr. in the Willowbrook area of Langley. Police are investigating. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

One person died in this house fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the 19600 block of Wakefield Dr. in the Willowbrook area of Langley. Police are investigating. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Homicide team investigating after three deaths in Langley house fire

Two of the victims have yet to be identified

Police said three people have died in a fatal Langley house fire.

An update was released by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) this afternoon, which said one death has been ruled a homicide.

READ MORE: One death reported in Langley house fire

IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang said on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at around 5:30 p.m., RCMP were called to the 19600-block of Wakefield Drive where they discovered a house engulfed in flames.

Police found a man’s body at the back of the residence with injuries indicative of homicide.

He has since been identified as a resident of the home.

Emergency responders located two additional bodies inside the house and their identities are not yet confirmed, Jang said.

IHIT is working with the B.C. Coroners Service to determine their cause of death, with Langley RCMP to “complete investigative steps,” and the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and fire investigators to find the cause of the fire and collect physical evidence, Jang said.

“Although the flames have been extinguished, the property where the fire took place remains an active homicide crime scene,” Jang added.

“Neighbours in the area should expect frequent activity at the home by our investigators for the next while.”

The fire also damaged neighbouring houses as firefighters worked to control the blaze that went through the roof.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) reported several ambulances responded and treated one person on scene for minor injuries.

No one was transported to hospital.

READ ALSO: Langley father and daughter left homeless by townhouse fire

Anyone with information about the Langkey fire is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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