Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
Resident uses fire extinguisher on
in kitchen fire
Chris Wilson, Asst.
December 19th, 2017, at approximately 6pm, the Department was dispatched
to a reported residential structure fire in the 9700-block of Corbould
Firefighters responded from Hall 1 and upon arrival, discovered a minor
fire on the stove in the kitchen of the home that had been extinguished
prior to the arrival of fire crews.
Due to the use of a portable fire extinguisher by the quick-thinking
occupants of the home, damage from the fire was limited to the stove and
the immediate area around the stove.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.
The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind the public to
exercise caution when cooking food and also recommends that all homes
have a multi-purpose, dry chemical labelled ABC portable fire
extinguisher installed near an escape route and away from any potential
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