BALLAM ROAD BARN BURNS
One person injured, CFD says to have a professional deal with structure wiring
ANDREW BROWN—ASSISTANT CHIEF TRAINING—VOICE PHOTOS
November 18, 2018 at approximately 11 AM, the Chilliwack Fire Department was
dispatched to a reported structure fire located in a small barn in the
47000-block of Ballam Rd.
Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4, and 6 and on arrival, reported heavy fire and smoke venting from the structure.
were home and working in the field when they noticed smoke coming from the barn,
and quickly called 911, then tried to extinguish the fire.
Fire crews setup a defensive attack bringing the fire under control and ensuring no extension to other structures. The barn suffered major structural damage.
One civilian suffered minor injuries, as a result of trying to extinguish the fire. There was no firefighter, or animal injuries.
This fire appears to be accidental caused by electrical wiring.
Chilliwack Fire Dept. wants to remind the public that it is important to ensure qualified electricians install, repair, and/or maintain electrical wiring, components, and systems.