Crews were on scene Monday afternoon at a fire on Industrial Way. (Greg Knill/ The Progress)

Chilliwack firefighters battle industrial fire

Blaze broke out in a truck repair shop off Industrial Way

Chilliwack firefighters battled freezing temperatures and howling wind as they responded to a two-alarm fire at a truck repair shop on Industrial Way in Chilliwack Monday afternoon

Firefighters from multiple halls were called in to help fight the fire, which broke out shortly after 3 p.m. at Arrow Transportation Systems, located near the Lickman Road overpass.

Thick, black smoke billowed from the building as firefighters arrived and drifted across nearby Highway 1.

The fire spread quickly into the roof structure, making it unsafe for firefighters to enter the building.

One civilian was taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Bourdon. There were no firefighter injuries.

The cause of the fire, which is still under investigation, appears to be accidental, Bourdon added.

Watch www.theprogress.com for more information as it becomes available.

 

This photo appears to have been shot from a rooftop vantage point showing the fire on Industrial Way. (Robyn Bizuk photo)

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