Chilliwack – Early Thursday Morning ( 4AM, March 14) Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire located in the 7000 block of Evans Road.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4, and 6, and on arrival, reported seeing heavy smoke and flames venting through the center roof peak of four attached homes. Occupants were at home and asleep at the time of the fire. One occupant woke up to strange sounds, smelled smoke and noticed ember outside the rear of the home. The occupant called the Fire Department and alerted occupants in attached units.

The fire appears to have started on the outside of one of the center units and travelled up to the soffits and into the attic space.

The two center homes suffered extensive fire, water, and smoke damage, while the two outside homes suffered smoke damage. Occupants were unable to return to their homes.

No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is unknown.

It remains under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.

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