Chilliwack home destroyed in late night fire

Five people, including a 7-month old baby, managed to escape the fire safely

  • Aug. 29, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Five people, including a baby, escaped a large house fire early Saturday morning.

A fire broke out just after midnight on Harrison Street in Chilliwack, beginning in the garage and moving into the home. Thirty-five firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 2, 4 and 6 responded to the fire. When they arrived they found a fully involved detached garage and the fire extending into a single storey house.

Firefighters managed to control the fire but there was extensive damage to the house and exposure damage to an adjacent home.

There were no firefighter injuries.

Four adults and a 7 month old baby were home at the time of the fire and they managed to safely evacuate.

Emergency Social Services (ESS) responded to the scene and provided accommodation for the family.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and is considered accidental.