SURREY - The Surrey RCMP's serious crimes section has an arson investigation underway in connection with the four-alarm fire on Scott Road that destroyed nine businesses at 8318 Forest Hill Plaza on February 2. (Photo by Vinne Combow)

SURREY – The Surrey RCMP’s serious crimes section has an arson investigation underway in connection with the four-alarm fire on Scott Road that destroyed nine businesses at 8318 Forest Hill Plaza. “We are entered into an arson investigation,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger confirmed Tuesday.

Nobody was injured in the fire itself, which happened on Feb 2.

Surrey Deputy Fire Chief Larry Thomas said dozens of firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they were called to the scene, at about 2:30 a.m. In just a short time the small fire and smoke seen at the rear of the building had engulfed the basement in a blazing inferno.

The complex housed a number of businesses including the Bombay Palki Restaurant, City Pizza, a currency exchange and an accountant.