blaze had firefighters scrambling to a old vacant house
in the 47000-block of Yale Road shortly after 2 pm,
Josephson, Fire Chief, CFD, said the fire appeared to be
arrived to find the top floor engulfed.
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
Afterward, crews dug into what was left of the building
searching for any hot spots that could potentially start
Road east of Prest Road was shut down for several
were no firefighter injuries.
fire appears to be deliberately set and is under
investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department
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
SPRINKLERS EXTINGUISH FIRE
A social housing resident causes
fires activating sprinklers, crews mop up for two hours afterward
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
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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