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Early morning apartment fire in Chilliwack knocked down quickly

Fire crews leap into action to contain blaze in downtown Chilliwack apartment. - Progress file
Fire crews leap into action to contain blaze in downtown Chilliwack apartment.
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A fire that broke out in an apartment's parkade was quickly knocked down by fire crews in Chilliwack's downtown Friday morning.

Crews responded to calls to a building on McIntosh Drive at about 2 a.m. Jan. 15. Heavy black smoke was billowing from the parkade of the three story residential building.

Residents were evacuated and there were no injuries in the fire. Once the firefighters gained access to the parkade, they were able to quickly suppress the fire. There was damage to two of the vehicles, and the building sustained smoke damage in the parkade and on the exterior siding on one side.

Everyone was able to return to their apartments later in the morning, and the fire is under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department and the RCMP.

If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca

 

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