Friday May 13, 2011

Local News

Duplex Danger

Sardis fire snuffed out before spreading to adjacent unit

Submitted by Asst. Fire Chief Ian Josephson/Google photo


t approximately 1:30 this afternoon, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 4500 block of Redwood Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters from fire halls 1, 4 and 6 found fire and smoke coming from the front of one side of 2 a storey duplex.

Fortunately, the homeowners were not at home and firefighters managed to quickly knock the fire down. Firefighters prevents the fire from spreading into the attic of other side of the duplex.

There is considerable fire and smoke damage to the west side of the duplex with very light smoke damage to the other unit. There were no firefighters injured. The cause of the fire is considered accidental and is under investigation.

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