Tuesday, March 14, 2017 

 

Fire News

Where There's Smoke...

Fast firefighters, smoke detector work to stave off possible catastrophe

Mike Bourdon, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention, CFD/File

 

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n March 13, 2017, at approximately 1pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 6400-block of Vedder Rd. Occupants were home at the time of the fire.

 

The occupant in the main floor bedroom awoke from the activation of the smoke alarm and to the smell of smoke. The occupants with their dog quickly evacuated the home and called 911.

 

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4 and 6 and on-arrival, reported seeing black smoke at the windows of the main floor of this two-storey residential home. Fire crews setup a defensive attack and quickly brought the fire under control.

 

The home suffered fire and smoke damage to the interior of the structure.

 

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

 

This fire appears to be accidental and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department.

 

Chilliwack Fire Dept. wants to remind the public that working smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire, giving people additional escape time. Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

 

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