Feature Story                                                         Tuesday April 5, 2016


Fire on the Mountain

Townhouse fire rocks community 

Ian Josephson, Fire Chief, Chilliwack Fire Department


Smoke was visible across Chilliwack Sunday from a townhouse complex.

unday, just before 2 P.M., 30 firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Halls 1, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 44000-block of McLaren Drive.

When firefighters arrived they found a 2-storey townhouse unit fully-involved. Crews managed to control the fire and limit its extension into adjoining units. There was extensive fire damage to one townhouse with heat, smoke and water damage to 3 other townhouses.

One male adult was home at the time of the fire and managed to safely evacuate. BC Ambulance paramedics transported the male to CGH for precautionary measures. There were no other civilian injuries.

Emergency Social Services responded to the scene and provided accommodation for the family.

There were no firefighter injuries.

Cause of the fire is still under investigation and is considered accidental.

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