Vacant house in the 9500-block of Robson Street in Chilliwack on Oct. 25, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vacant house in the 9500-block of Robson Street in Chilliwack on Oct. 25, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Arson investigation underway after two fires in vacant Chilliwack homes

Firefighters were called out twice in the early hours of Oct. 25 to blazes in boarded up houses

RCMP and Chilliwack Fire Department investigators say a pair of fires in vacant houses were deliberately set over the weekend, and an arson investigation is ongoing.

The first call came in at 3:23 a.m. on Oc5. 23 and the second at 2:04 a.m. on Oct. 25, with 20 to 25 firefighters from three halls responding to the 9500-block of Robson Street and the 45000-block of Wellington Avenue. Both were described as minor fires, with smoke visible from each house.

Firefighters quickly doused the fires, but both homes suffered fire, smoke and water damage.

In a news release, the Chilliwack Fire Department said both homes had been boarded up, but were accessed by unknown persons.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

Anyone with information about these fires is asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or dial Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Vacant house in the 45000-block of Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack on Oct. 25, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vacant house in the 45000-block of Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack on Oct. 25, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

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