VIDEO: Fire destroys Chilliwack farmhouse

Firefighters called from multiple halls to battle the blaze.

Fire destroyed a farmhouse in south Chilliwack Tuesday afternoon.

The building, located on Keith Wilson Road near Lickman, was already in flames as firefighters began arriving at around 3:30 p.m.

Firefighters were called from multiple halls. But crews could do little but prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.

Strong winds pushed the flames eastward, and firefighters had a challenge getting water to the blaze. Trucks were tapping fire hydrants as far away as Unsworth Road.

The fire snarled traffic around area, as roads were closed and busy drive-home traffic diverted.

There’s no word on injuries.

Watch for more information as it becomes available.

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