Crews with the City of Surrey cleared a 5-acre parcel of private land on the north side of King George Boulevard, west of 112th Avenue, which had formed part of a homeless camp until Saturday.

The Sanctuary Tent City is one of several encampments around Surrey that swelled in numbers after more than 170 people who were living in tents along the so-called 135A Street strip were moved off in June 2018. Many people went to shelters or temporary modular housing, but some found new outdoor places to stay.

Residents at the encampment say the clean-up has forced many of them to move off the part of the encampment that is on private land.