Monday, August 5, 2013

Fire News

Sofa Trouble

Downtown streets blocked after fire and gas leak

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Nowel Street was temporarily shut down while crews dealt with a gas leak Monday.

he Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP responded to a couch fire outside the Bibles For Missions second hand store on Nowell Street at around 10 p.m. on Monday.


When crews doused the blaze, they discovered that a gas main had melted off the blackened brick wall.


Terasen Gas dispatched a representative to assess the situation.


Firefighters entered and vented the building.


BC Ambulance Service attended and thankfully there were no injuries in this potentially dangerous situation.



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