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Family Dog Alerts Occupant to Travel Trailer Fire

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February 11, 2020 at 1:55 pm - Home, MyChilliwackNews
By John Vosper

At 8:30am this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Department firehalls 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 responded to a structure fire located in a field on land owned by Skwali Reserve. On arrival, fire crews found a fully involved travel trailer fire.

Firefighters had a difficult time gaining access due to the poor conditions of the field. The fire completely destroyed the trailer.

There was one occupant sleeping in the trailer at the time of the fire. Fortunately, the family dog woke the occupant up who then safely evacuated with their dog. The occupant of the trailer suffered minor smoke inhalation and was taken to Chilliwack Hospital by BC Ambulance paramedics for further observation. There were no firefighter injuries.

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

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