Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fire Dept News

Up in Smoke 

Huge barn housing medicinal pot a write-off

Released by Asst. Fire Chief J. MacDonald/Will Snow photos


This barn eventually burned to the ground and was torn apart with a backhoe so firefighters could put out hot spots.


t approximately 8:20 am on Monday April 6, 2015, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported barn fire located in the 6900-block of Chadsey Road.        


Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 3,4 and 6.When crews arrived they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from a 10 x 120 metre barn.


The interior of the barn was difficult to access and firefighting activities were restricted to the exterior of the structure. The barn was attached to a large utility building which fire crews were able to save. The barn was completely destroyed, and although the bulk of the fire was under control by 1:00 p.m., crews remained on scene until 4:30 p.m. extinguishing hot spots.


There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.


The barn housed a medicinal marijuana grow operation. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Fire Department officials.


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