Crews on the scene of a fire in a townhouse complex on Vedder Road Sept. 25. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Unattended cooking oil caused townhouse fire in Vedder Crossing

Chilliwack firefighters from four halls attended blaze Monday evening

Unattended cooking oil was the cause of a major fire in a townhouse complex in Vedder Crossing Monday evening.

It was at approximately 8 p.m. when the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire in the complex in the 5600-block of Vedder Road next to the Home Hardware parking lot.

Neighbours had reported black smoke and fire venting from the roof of the townhouse.

At least nine trucks from halls 1, 3, 4 and 6 responded and, upon arrival, the townhouse was fully involved.

Occupants were home at the time of the fire and quickly evacuated. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The unit where the fire originated suffered major fire and smoke damage to interior and the exterior, according to Chilliwack Fire Department.

Vedder Road was blocked in both directions for most of the evening for a stretch south of Thomas Road and north of Keith Wilson Road.


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

(Darren McDonald/Submitted)

Just Posted

Quilts for injured soldiers will be some of many on display at quilt show in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Quilters’ Guild brings its quilt show, Our Fabric Gems, to Chilliwack Alliance Church

‘Ballet Rocks’ brings a modern take on ballet at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Ballet Rocks pairs an eclectic mix of music with four Royal Winnipeg Ballet Alumni choreographers

BC Children’s virtual care sites open at Abbotsford and Chilliwack hospitals

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Sardis Library escape room based on hit Netflix show Stranger Things

This is the second escape room in Chilliwack that the Sardis Library has put together this year

Chilliwack maternity ward gets bundle of new equipment

Breast pumps, small fridges for patient rooms and freezer for donor breast milk given to hospital

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

Man arrested in fatal stabbing at Surrey gas station

Victim pronounced deceased at the scene; RCMP cordon off area

PHOTOS: Kipchoge becomes first runner to dip under 2 hours for marathon

Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocks 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds

Most Read