Fire destroys Chilliwack garage

A fire that appears to have started in a garage was prevented from spreading to adjacent homes by Chilliwack firefighters Wednesday evening.

A fire that appears to have started in a garage was prevented from spreading to adjacent homes by Chilliwack firefighters Wednesday evening.

Crews from three firehalls were called in to battle the blaze, which started at around 5:45 p.m. in the 7000 block of Eden Drive.

When firefighters arrived flames and heavy smoke were venting from the roof and garage door. The fire was also starting to extend into the adjacent cedar trees.

Firefighters managed to confine the fire before it extended into the house, or the neighbor’s home.

There was extensive fire and smoke damage to the attached garage/workshop area with very minor smoke damage to the house.

Two people were home at the time. Both got out safely after calling 9-1-1.

There were no firefighter injuries.

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

Cause of the fire is still under investigation but is considered accidental.

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