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Fire in Chilliwack River Valley not criminal

A fire that broke out in a detached shop on a property in the Chilliwack River Valley was not criminal in nature, said police.

About 30 firefighters were on-scene, said Mike Danyluk, deputy chief of Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department, including those from CRVFD and Hall 4 in Sardis, and the career staffed truck.

"Fire damage was limited to a detached garage/shop," Danyluk said.

The owners were at home at the time, and were among several to call 911 to report the blaze in the outbuilding in the 4400 block of Estate Drive.

Some of the homeowner's belongings were in the building including a piano and a car.

The shop housed "a legitimate business," RCMP officials said, when asked if the structure contained a marijuana grow-operation.

The exterior of the house sustained minor damage from the radiant heat.

Officials can't put a dollar figure to the fire damage, which will be determined by insurance.

"The cause is still under investigation, but does not appear suspicious," he confirmed.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

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