Chilliwack Fire Department responded to an early-morning RV fire in the 50000-block of Yale Road on July 17, 2020. (Progress file)

Early-morning fire destroys RV in Chilliwack, believed to be arson

The blaze happened on July 17 in the 50000-block of Yale Road

An RV went up in flames in a suspicious early-morning fire in Chilliwack on Friday.

Around 5 a.m. on July 17, the Chilliwack Fire Department was called to the 50000-block of Yale Road where they found a recreational travel trailer fully engulfed in flames.

Crews from Halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 responded and quickly went to a defensive attack to stop the fire from damaging other buildings on site.

The RV sustained major damage as a result, and the fire is believed to be deliberately set. It is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.upperfraservalleycrimestoppers.ca.

RELATED: Family dog wakes occupant as travel trailer goes up in flames in Chilliwack (Feb. 11, 2020)


 

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