August 17th, 2019

Chilliwack Fire Department Responds to Residential Structure Fire

On August 17th at approximately 6:15 am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was alerted to a
report of a structure fire in the 46000 block of 3rd Avenue. Fire crews from Halls 1, 4, 5 and
6 responded to the scene and upon arrival discovered heavy smoke and flames showing
from a two-storey home and a shed on the adjacent property.

Crews established a water supply and quickly brought the fire under control utilizing a
defensive attack. Through their swift actions, fire crews also prevented the fire from
spreading to homes immediately adjacent to the burning structure The home did suffer
extensive fire damage to the upper floor and roof, while the ground floor of the home
suffered some water and smoke damage.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported at this fire and the occupants of the
home were able to safely exit. The Chilliwack Emergency Support Services (ESS) team was
called out to the scene and is providing care to the displaced occupants.

This fire is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire
investigators. If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the
RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)


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