On November 24, 2019 at approximately 2300 hours the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire located in the 45000 block of Rowat Ave.
Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4, and 6, and on arrival, reported seeing heavy fire anblack smoke venting from the rear of the structure. The structure was vacant at the time of the fire. Due to fire conditions firefighters set up a defensive fire attack and brought the fire under control.
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 under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department at this time.
If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.upperfraservalleycrimestoppers.ca