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
Flames were just starting to take hold in
a shed under a large fir tree when firefighters arrived.
responded from Hall 1 and upon arrival, discovered heavy smoke and
flames showing from a small storage building on the property," said
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
"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
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