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A vacant house fire Wednesday was deliberately set

It's the second deliberately set fire in the 46000 block of Yale Road in two months.

Chilliwack Fire Department were called to a structure fire in a vacant house in that block on Yale Road east on April 9 at 6:20 a.m.

Firefighters from two halls managed to confine and extinguish the blaze of the one-story house, after arriving to find the structure with smoke billowing from it.

No one was injured in this incident.

The last time fire officials were called to a fire believed to be arson was on March 21.

Again it was a vacant structure. It was just before 4 a.m. when the call came to attend the 46000 block of Yale Road for a fully involved detached garage, which was destroyed in the blaze.

At the time officials said it was deliberately set by trespassers or squatters who were known to stay in the garage.

Officials are seeking witnesses who may have information. Call RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca

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