Chilliwack – Early Saturday evening (November 16 @7:15PM) Chilliwack Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire, located in the 8000 block of Ashwell Rd. Fire crews responded from Halls 1, 4 and 6. On arrival, first in fire crew reported seeing flames and heavy smoke coming out of the gable end of the roof structure of a single story residential home.

Fire fighter’s entered the building on an interior attack, knocked down and extinguished flames in the attic as well as the kitchen area. The kitchen area to the underside of the roof structure sustained major fire damage and the remaining living space of the home sustained heavy smoke damage.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire, unfortunately heavy smoke from the fire, claimed the life of the family dog.

No one else was hurt.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and is still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.

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