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Firefighters look for hot spots after vacant house fire Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SPARKS INVESTIGATION — SPRINKLERS HANDLE SOCIAL HOUSING FIRE

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two-alarm blaze had firefighters scrambling to a old vacant house in the 47000-block of Yale Road shortly after 2 pm, Sunday.

Ian Josephson, Fire Chief, CFD, said the fire appeared to be started intentionally.

Crews arrived to find the top floor engulfed.

"The building layout presented a challenge for fire crews but they managed to control and extinguish the fire," said Josephson, "The building was vacant and scheduled for demolition."

Afterward, crews dug into what was left of the building searching for any hot spots that could potentially start another fire.

Yale Road east of Prest Road was shut  down for several hours.

There were no firefighter injuries.

This fire appears to be deliberately set and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department investigators.



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.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca

 

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SPRINKLERS EXTINGUISH FIRE

 

 

 

 

 

A social housing resident causes fires activating sprinklers, crews mop up for two hours afterward

 

 

 

 

t 2:51am this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a fire alarm activated in a 4 storey supportive housing building located in the 8900-block of School Street.


Firefighters accessed the building and found the fire alarm enunciator indicating a fourth floor fire detection device had activated. Fire crews accessed the 4th floor to find a sprinkler head had activated due to a number of fires intentionally set in the suite. A single sprinkler had controlled and extinguished the fires.


Firefighters confirmed the fires were out and shutoff the sprinkler system.


Majority of the damage in the unit was related to multiple fires apparently set intentionally by the lone tenant. There was minor water damage to the units below.


There were no firefighter injuries.


Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire investigators are continuing with their investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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