First responders on the scene Tuesday ensure the fire was out and no one was injured.






or the second time in a week, a boarded up structure has caught fire.

A business owner on his way into work around 7:30 A.M. Tuesday, called 911 when he noticed smoke venting from an empty house across the street in the 45000-block of  Railway Avenue.

Flames were just starting to take hold in a shed under a large fir tree when firefighters arrived.

"Firefighters responded from Hall 1 and upon arrival, discovered heavy smoke and flames showing from a small storage building on the property," said Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Brown of Chilliwack Fire Department in a release earlier this week. "Crews secured a water supply and quickly knocked down the fire, which caused heavy fire damage to the storage structure and building."

Crews wove a hose around a yard crammed full of metal and wooden objects and by an old unused truck parked on the dumpy property and doused the blaze before it spread to the rest of the house.

"There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department officials," said Brown.

In cases where fires ravage buildings, owners have to demolish and clear what's left of the structure.


If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca


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