Monday, January 12, 2015

Fire Dept News

Fire Blight

Three weekend blazes under investigation by CFD

Released by Asst. Fire Chief M. Bourdon/Voice photos


Chilliwack fire crews responded to a blaze on Progress Way after reports of explosions. Above, one of four vehicles burns. See Assistant Fire Chief Mike Bourdon's report below.


Fire Damages Park Bench


n January 11th at 2:00 a.m., firefighters from Fire Hall 1 responded to an outdoor fire in the 45000-block of Hocking Ave. Upon arrival, fire crews found a park bench that was on fire. Crews quickly managed to extinguish the fire and protect the nearby structure. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.


Fire Damages Outdoor Playground Structure

On January 11th at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported outdoor playground structure fire located in the 8500-block of Southlands Crescent.


Firefighters responded from Hall 1 and on arrival, witnessed a section of the wooden playground structure on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control; unfortunately the playground structure sustained approximately 20 per cent damage due to the fire.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.


These two fires are believed to be deliberately set and are under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire investigators. If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or


Fire Destroys Recreational Vehicles

On January 11th at 8:45 p.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatch to a reported vehicle fire located in the 44000-block of Progress Way.


Upon arrival, fire crews witnessed three recreational vehicles and a pickup truck on fire in a fenced compound. Fire fighters responded from halls 1 and 4.


Fire fighters quickly brought the fire under control and protected nearby vehicles limiting the fire damage to 4 vehicles in total. Exposure from radiant heat also damaged two other RV units on site, as well as a number of large plastic storage bins on the next property. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. This fire is still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Dept. and Chilliwack RCMP



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