Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Fire Department Battled Two Structure Fires on Friday the 13th. Insert movie reference here.
The cause of both fires are still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department
Greenhouse Structure Fire
On Friday at approximately 9:30AM, Chilliwack Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 49000 block of Chilliwack Central Road. It was a medical marijuana grow-op in Chilliwack.
On arrival, fire crews saw heavy smoke showing from the rear of a single storey greenhouse structure and immediately determined that the fire would be defensive and called for a 2nd alarm. The greenhouse was used for storage of machinery and tools as well; a small section was occupied as medical marijuana grow operation.
Fire crews had difficulty trying to access the fire within the greenhouse. Once accessed, fire crews were able to ventilate and extinguish a small fire that was burning within the marijuana grow operation.
No one was hurt.
Residential Structure Fire
Around 3:30PM the Chilliwack Fire was dispatched to a second structure fire of the day, located in the 4700 block of Southside Rd. On arrival fire crews reported seeing smoke and flame from a front window of a 3 story residential home.
Fire crews immediately determined that the fire would be defensive in nature and called for a 2nd alarm. At the initial stage the fire was stubborn to fight, yet fire crews fought the blaze and limited damage to the interior of the home.
Again, no one was hurt.