Monday, July 2, 2012


Fire Dept News

Motel Fire Fix

Fire crews catch blaze early

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Asst. Chief CFD/Voice photos


Fire fighters respond to electrical fire Friday. Fortunately, the blaze was caught early and the building was not badly damaged.


he City of Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a motel structure fire in the 46000 block of Yale Road on Friday, June 29 at approximately 2100 hours.


Upon arrival of fire crews they discovered a neon sign located on the second floor of the unit, on the exterior of the building, was on fire. The fire had extended to the outside wall of the building and up into the soffit and attic area. 


Fire crews were able to douse the flames quickly from the exterior and then enter into the building to put out any fire in the attic. Damage to the building was limited to the outside wall and to some charred roof trusses in the attic. The neon sign was fully consumed.


The rooms were not occupied at the time of the fire and tenants were allowed to return to their rooms in the detached building. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the City of Chilliwack Fire Department and the BC Safety Authority and is not considered suspicious.



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