Buses Damaged In Chilliwack Fire – Transit Won’t Be Affected

Chilliwack – 6PM SUNDAY UPDATE – Chilliwack Fire Release –  On August 14, 2016 at approximately 12:40 am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 44000 block of Yale Road West. On arrival, fire crews saw heavy fire and smoke from a large industrial building. In addition various materials were on fire in the yard which spread and caused significant damage to several transit buses in a neighbouring parking lot.

A second alarm was requested with fire fighters responding from Hall 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Fire operations continued for 17 hours. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries

The fire is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department officials.

ORIGINAL STORY – Overnight Saturday into Sunday morning,  At least 5 buses were damaged in a fire in the industrial area of Yale Road West in Chilliwack.

Chilliwack Fire was called to the Emterra Enviormental recycling plant at Yale Rd. and Aitken Rd. at around 12:40 A.M.  Paper bundles caught fire and the blaze spread.

BC Transit says there will be no service disruptions:

A number of transit vehicles parked at the Chilliwack Transit yard were damaged in a fire Sunday morning that occurred at the recycling site adjacent to the transit facility.

BC Transit is in progress of assessing the damage but an early estimate indicates ten transit vehicles sustained damage.

BC Transit is making every effort to ensure transit service continues with minimal impact to customers. A plan is in place for replacement vehicles to be relocated to the area.

BC Transit customers in Chilliwack are not expected to see service interruptions at this time. However, if service changes are required, they will be posted online. Customers are requested to check the Chilliwack Transit System website at http://bctransit.com/chilliwack/home

Pictures from Jamie Boucher/Facebook.

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