Eight Arsons In Three Months – But Chilliwack Fire Not Worried About A Firebug

Chilliwack BC (Chilliwack Times) – A fire in a motel complex on Macken Avenue on July 3 was the eighth arson of 2015, all since April.

But that doesn’t mean there is a firebug on the loose.

“The fire department carefully reviews patterns that might indicate a serial arsonist and have found that no such pattern exists at this time,” Chilliwack Fire Department (CFD) assistant chief Mike Bourdon said. “This indicates that these fires are not related to one individual.”

Since April, deliberately set fires have hit houses on Gore Avenue, First Avenue, College Street, and Fourth Avenue. A Mary Street apartment fire was deliberately set, as was a fire in a garage on Fourth Avenue and a scrapyard building on Railway Avenue.

During this extremely dry weather, the CFD reminds people to be cautious and make sure ignition sources are kept at least one metre away from combustibles and smoking materials are disposed of in a safe manner.

Anyone with information about any fire can call Crimestoppers at (8477).

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