Barn fire on Banford Road in Chilliwack after 6 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2021. (Facebook)

Barn fire on Banford Road in Chilliwack after 6 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2021. (Facebook)

UPDATE: No injuries or animals lost in barn fire on Banford Road

A total of 35 firefighters fought fire officials say appeared to be accidental

Chilliwack firefighters were called to the scene of a barn fire in the 9400-block of Banford Road north of Highway 1 over the dinner hour Wednesday night.

A total of 35 firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 around 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

“Fire crews worked quickly to perform an exterior attack while securing a water supply to bring the fire under control, and minimizing damage to the barn,” said assistant fire chief Andrew Brown in a news release Dec. 29 from the Chilliwack Fire Department.

There were no firefighter, or civilian injuries, and the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, fire officials say.

This barn on Banford Road, seen here on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, caught fire in the evening of Dec. 29. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

This barn on Banford Road, seen here on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, caught fire in the evening of Dec. 29. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

“All animals were safely moved out of the barn.”

Early reports were that the fire was at a dairy farm, one person posted on social media that the barn on fire was a calf barn. One commenter asked if it was the “beautiful equestrian barn” that had been transformed into calf barn and was told it was, and that no calves were lost in the fire.

The location is one kilometre south of Cheam elementary school at the corner of Yale Road and Banford just east of Little Mountain.

By 7 p.m., crews were working on the fully involved blaze and more crews were on the way.

RELATED: Chickens killed in fire that destroyed Chilliwack barn Tuesday


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