Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
douse kitchen fire at assisted living care facility
Chris Wilson, Asst.
Fire Chief, Google image
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stovetop blaze that broke out at
a care facility in the 45000-block of Mcintosh Drive Wednesday
evening was brought under control by the unit's sprinkler system and
fire damage was limited to the cooking area and cupboards around the
stove in the kitchen.
a working sprinkler system in place, this fire had the potential of
causing extensive fire, smoke and water damage to the care
facility", said Chris Wilson, Assistant Chief, Emergency
Preparedness, Chilliwack Fire Department (CFD) in a release
Thursday. "The presence of an automatic fire sprinkler system in
conjunction with a working smoke alarm greatly reduces the risk of
being injured or dying in a fire."
The unit was heavily damaged by water and it took crews working with
wetvacs in the bitter cold 3 hours to mop it up.
No residents or firefighters were injured in the call. CFD is
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