Feature Story                                                                                                        Monday, August 19, 2013


Fire on Fourth

Blaze consumes garage, damages vacant home

Released by Jefff Ullyot, Assistant Fire Chief City of Chilliwack FD//Voice photos


After losing the garage (behind), firefighters turn their attention to the adjacent home on Fourth Ave.

t approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 46000 block of Fourth Avenue in the downtown area of the community.  

Fire crews arrived to find a detached garage was fully involved and the fire had ignited the nearby boarded-up home. 

Firefighters knocked down both fires from the outside and eventually entered the house to contain a fire in the attic of the single story home.  

The garage is totally destroyed and significant damage has occurred to the interior of the home.

The cause of the fire is considered to be suspicious and is under investigation by the RCMP and by Fire Department officials.    

Anyone with information on this fire is asked to contact the Fire Department or the RCMP.


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