On February 21, 2018 at around 8:30pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported care facility structure fire in the 45000 block of Mcintosh Drive.
Firefighters responded from Halls 1 and 4, and upon arrival, discovered a stovetop fire in the kitchen of a residential unit. The fire had been completely extinguished by the care facility’s
automatic fire sprinkler system prior to the arrival of fire crews, which significantly limited fire damage to a small area around the stove and the kitchen cabinets directly above the stove.
Without a working sprinkler system in place, this fire had the potential of causing extensive fire, smoke and water damage to the care facility.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officials and is believed to be accidental in nature.
The Chilliwack Fire Department strongly promotes the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in homes. The presence of an automatic fire sprinkler system in conjunction with a
working smoke alarm greatly reduces the risk of being injured or dying in a fire.