Feature Story                                                                                       Thursday, September 26, 2013


Double Trouble

Chilliwack Fire Department deals with two blazes Wednesday

Released by Chief Ian Josephson/Voice photos/Revised


Residents were not at their Henderson Ave. home when fire broke out shortly after midnight Wednesday.


Editor's note: Something that hasn't been mentioned in media reports about this fire was that it was called in by an unsung hero who remained on the scene. He told the Voice that he ran over to the house and smashed a window out on the side to make sure no one was inside. The house was empty. So thank God for guys like this in the community.



ust after midnight on September 25, 3013 firefighters from fire hall 1 responded to structure fire in the 45000 block of Henderson Avenue. Upon arrival fire crews found a fully involved single family residential house. Crews managed to bring the fire under control and protect nearby homes.


The tenants were not home at the time of the fire. There were no firefighter injuries. The fire is under investigation by RCMP and Chilliwack Fire Department fire investigators.


Then, at approximately 2pm on Wednesday, firefighters from fire halls 1, 2, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 47000 block of Camp River Road. Upon arrival, crews found a single-storey 5-bay storage building fully involved.


Unfortunately the building was completely destroyed by the fire. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Cause of the fire is accidental and related to the tenant burning garbage which spread to the nearby structure.


See more photos below.



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