Chilliwack – Early Monday Morning ( 3:15AM, April 30), firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 9500 block of Williams Street. When firefighters arrived they found a vacant, two storey residential house with flame and smoke showing on the exterior rear section of the house. Fire Firefighters confined and quickly extinguished the fire. The house sustained fire damage to the rear of the exterior as well as fire and smoke damage to the interior of the home.
No one was hurt.
Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind owners of vacant homes that they face an increase risk when it comes to property damage which includes vandalism, theft and or fire damage. A fire within a vacant home also increases the risk to fire fighter safety.
This fire was deliberately set and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire 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.upperfraservalleycrimestoppers.ca