On June 3, 2019 at approximately 0445am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire located in the 46000 block of Maple Ave.
Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, and on arrival, reported a fully involved structure fire in a detached garage of a single story residential home, which has spread to the home. The structure was vacant and boarded up at the time of the fire. Due to fire conditions firefighters set up a defensive fire attack and brought the fire under control.
The garage was completely consumed in the fire and the home suffered major fire and smoke damage to the interior and exterior of the structure.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.
Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind owners of vacant homes that they face an increased risk when it comes to property damage which includes vandalism, theft and or fire damage. A fire within a vacant home also increases the risk to firefighter safety.
This fire is considered suspicious at this time, and is under investigation by the 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 www.upperfraservalleycrimestoppers.ca