Chiliwack Fire – Two Blazes, One Was Arson, Both Under Investigation

Chilliwack – On Sunday afternoon , just after 2PM, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1 and 4 responded to a fire in a 2 storey residential building located in the 47000 block of Yale Road.

Fire crews arrived on scene to find fire showing from the second floor.
 
The building layout presented a challenge for fire crews but they managed to control and extinguish the fire. The building was vacant and scheduled for demolition.
 
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

Courtesy Star FM

Then just before 3AM Monday morning firefighters 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 annunciator 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 shut off 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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