Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Quick call saves home from worse damage says Chief
A Chilliwack firefighter tends the truck Tuesday as flames shoot through the the roof of a Hazel St. house behind. Below crews aim water up high.
speedy call to 9-1-1, and a quick response by the Chilliwack Fire Department, were key factors in saving a home situated in the 8900-block of Hazel Street just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from complete ruin.
Assistant Fire Chief Mike Bourdon referred to the call as "timely" in a release on Wednesday. Firefighters know they have a very small window before a blaze gets entrenched in the building, so every minute counts and therefore it's important to get the call in fast and not wait.
There were no injuries to firefighters or residents.
Fire is traumatic for any neighbourhood. Hazel Street was agog basked in red
and blue lights. A woman stood on the street in her pajamas holding a cat. A
small boy sobbed on his father's lap. A couple clung to each other nearby.
Police strung up yellow tape while firefighters and paramedics raced around.
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