Feature Story                                                                                                            Saturday, March 9, 2013                      

Hellfire on Eden Drive

Elderly couple forced out after blaze partially destroys garage and home

Staff/Voice photos


Chilliwack Firefighters take a breather after knocking down flames and discuss options on Eden Dr. Wednesday.


t around 5:30 P.M. Wednesday, fire broke out in the attached garage of big beautiful home in the 7000 block of Eden Drive.


Before firefighters arrived, the blaze had crept from the garage into the wall of the adjoining home and then moved into the attic.


The elderly residents managed to escape without injuries, however the home received extensive damage and Emergency Social Services was called in to assist the couple.


A neighbour came home to find the street blocked with emergency vehicles.


"I couldn't believe it, I thought it was my home," she said.


There were no injuries to firefighters reported. The cause is not known at this time.


Watch the Voice for more on this later.