Sunday, March 29, 2020 

Published 11 am


Two escape trailer fire with dog

Explosion heard in trailer at the back of the house

Staff/Voice photos


A Fire fighters were quick to put the Second Ave fire out Sunday morning. Below, a Mountie walks in wearing a mask and face shield.

what was a sleepy Sunday, the Chilliwack Fire Department were called out to a trailer fire behind a house in the 46000-block of Second Ave around 8:40 am.

Reports were that an explosion happened and at at one point flames shot up 20 feet in the air.

"There were 2 residents sleeping in the trailer at the time of the fire. Fortunately, they woke up to the sounds and glow of fire on the exterior of the trailer. They managed to safely evacuate with their dog. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries," said Andrew Brown, Assistant Chief, Training in a release later.

According to neighbours the house has been problematic.

"They've all been evicted but they're squatting. I have two kids and I don't want them around this. All the comings and goings at all hours," said a distraught couple living nearby. The police come and look around and then they just leave."

The front door of the house was open revealing an unlivable mess.

Police and paramedics were on hand but thankfully there there were no injuries to the tenants or to any of the first responders.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP. 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 via Crimestoppers website.



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