Fire inspectors survey the scene of an abandoned house fire Wednesday morning.

Abandoned house gutted by fire in Chilliwack

An abandoned house on Schweyey Road was completely destroyed by fire Tuesday evening in Chilliwack.

An abandoned house on Schweyey Road was completely destroyed by fire Tuesday evening. All that was left standing was the brick chimney and sections of the house framing.

The call came in at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and firefighters arrived to find the house fully engulfed.

The house had been vacant for some time and a number of calls by neighbours had come in to the city requesting that the house be torn down.

Fire inspectors were on scene Wednesday morning surveying the damage.

The fire is believed to have been deliberately set and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP.

Anyone who has any information on the fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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