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Four Families Displaced By Fire

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March 15, 2019 at 11:37 am - Home, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

On March 14, 2019 at approximately 0400am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire located in the 7000 block of Evans Road.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4, and 6, and on arrival, reported seeing heavy smoke and flames venting through the center roof peak of four attached homes. Occupants were at home and asleep at the time of the fire. One occupant woke up to strange sounds, smelled smoke and noticed embers outside the rear of the home. The occupant called the Fire Department and alerted occupants in attached units.

Fire appears to have started on the outside of one of the center units and travelled up to the  soffits and into the attic space. Firefighters set up a defensive fire attack, and were able to quickly bring the fire under control. The two center homes suffered extensive fire, water, and smoke damage, while the two outside homes suffered smoke damage. Occupants were unable to return to their homes.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and is under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.

The Chilliwack Fire Department wants to remind the public to ensure they have a home fire escape plan. Please follow the link for guidance on how to make a home fire escape plan.  https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Safety-in-the-home/Escape-planning

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