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Two Fires Keep Department Busy

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February 5, 2019 at 9:36 am - Home, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

Chilliwack BC: At approximately 3:00pm on February 4th firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 2, 3. 4, 5 & 6 responded to a structure fire in the 43000 block of Industrial Way. When firefighters arrived, they found a single story industrial complex fully charged with heavy black smoke venting from the roof system.

Crews immediately went into a defensive mode to fight the fire. The fire had moved its way into the entire roof system making is unsafe for an interior attack. BC Hydro and Fortis were called into disconnect hydro and gas so excavators could safely bring the building down. The building was completely destroyed.

One civilian was taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation. There were no firefighter injuries.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department.

Chilliwack Fire Department would like to thank Salvation Army for providing a hot meal at both structure fires.

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At approximately 8:00pm there was a report of a second industrial structure fire in the 8000 block on Aitken Rd.

When crews arrived they found a single story industrial building fully charged with heavy black smoke and fire at the rear and into the roof system of the building.

Crews went into a defensive mode to fight the fire. BC Hydro and Fortis were called into disconnect hydro and gas so an excavator could safely bring the building down. The building was completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department.

The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to thank the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service for their ladder response in helping fight the fire.

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