Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fire Dept News

Reign of Fire

Two more vacant houses targeted by arson

Released by Asst. Chief M Bourdon/Voice photos

 

A house sits behind fire department tape after an early morning blaze which the Chilliwack Fire Department says was deliberately set.

 

t 5:50 a.m. on April 22nd 2015, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 46000-block of 1st Avenue.

 

When firefighters arrived they found a vacant, single storey family residential house with flame and smoke showingin the interior living room of the house. Firefighters confined and quickly extinguished the fire to the living room area of the house.

 

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

 

 

Double Trouble

Fire Dept

Released by Asst. Chief M Bourdon/Voice photos

 

Chilliwack fire fighters quickly extinguished the second of two arsons on Wednesday at this vacant home.

t 7:10 a.m. on April 22, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 46000-block of Gore Avenue.

When firefighters arrived they found a vacant, two storey family residential house with smoke showing in the interior living room of the house. Firefighters confined and quickly extinguished two small fires to the living room area as well as a small fire in the upper bedroom of the house.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind owners of vacant homes that they face an increase risk when it comes to property damage which includes vandalism, theft and or fire damage. A fire within a vacant home also increases the risk to fire fighter safety.

 

Homeowner’s are also reminded to communicate with their insurance provider if the home is vacant.

 

These fires were 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 www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca

 

 

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