Saturday May 14, 2016
Occupants homeless, firefighter injured in blaze
Mike Bourdon, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention
The 6300-block of Reid Road was jammed with cars and emergency vehicles Friday as a house burns.
n May 13, 2016, at approximately 4:00 pm, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 6300-block of Reid Rd. On-arrival, fire crews reported seeing smoke and flame from an attached garage of a 2-storey residential home.
Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4 & 6. At the initial stage the fire was stubborn to fight, yet fire crews fought the blaze and limited damage to the interior of the home with no fire damage to neighbouring properties.
Occupants were home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated the residence. The residents are now in the care of Emergency Social Services.
Reid Road residents watch firefighters deal with a stubborn blaze at a home nearby.
There were no civilian injuries. One firefighter was injured during suppression activities and was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital via BC Ambulance Service with an injury to his hand and was released shortly after.
The cause of the fire appears to be accidental at this time and is still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.
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