Monday, Feb 19 2018
Sometimes Where There's Smokers There's Fires
Improperly stubbed butts spread to "Plastic Flowers" and up balcony walls
By Andrew Brown, Asst Chief
Chilliwack Fire Department deals with a smoker cause balcony fire in the 46000-block of Princess Ave. on Sunday.
February 18, 2018, at approximately 10:30am the Chilliwack Fire
Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in an
apartment complex in the 46000-block of Princess Ave. Occupants saw
flames lapping up the exterior of the building from a ground floor
balcony and called the fire department.
Occupants were home at the time of the fire and closed the balcony door
to the suite, activated the building fire alarm system, and evacuated
the building. Fire crews setup an offensive attack and quickly brought
the fire under control.