A fire broke out in a home on Broadway Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2020, just after lunch. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Smoke alarm alerts residents to Broadway Avenue house fire

A section of a busy street in Chilliwack was full of emergency response vehicles Wednesday afternoon

No one was injured in a Wednesday afternoon house fire in the 9000 block of Broadway Avenue.

Around 12:45 p.m., occupants of the home were in the yard when they heard a smoke alarm going off. They went inside and saw smoke in one of the upstairs bedrooms. They called 911 and firefighter crews from halls one, two, four and six arrived within minutes.

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Firefighters set up an offensive attack and quickly got the fire under control.

The fire appears to be accidental, but the cause is being investigated.

The Chilliwack Fire Department credits the smoke alarm for preventing more damage and reminds home owners to test smoke alarms at least once a month.


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