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UPDATE w/PHOTOS: Firefighters battle 2nd blaze at Second Avenue home in Chilliwack

It was the 2nd fire in same location in less than 2 weeks

For the second time in less than two weeks, a home on Second Avenue in Chilliwack caught fire.

Crews from the Chilliwack Fire Department were dispatched to the 46000-block of Second Avenue where smoke and flames were visible from a two-storey house on Friday, March 10 around 10:30 a.m.

The residence is near Charles Street, and firefighters put out a blaze at the same location back on Feb. 28.

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“Firefighters gained access and quickly extinguished the fire. There was heavy fire damage with significant smoke damage to the remainder of the house,” assistant fire chief Mike Bourdon stated in a press release later that day.

By 11:10 a.m., firefighters on scene reported the fire had been struck.

When the first fire happened on Feb. 28, there were tenants living there but no one was home when the fire broke out. The house was later boarded up and a fence was installed around it in the aftermath.

When crews arrived to fight the second fire on March 10, they had to open up the gate and knock down plywood to access the blaze.

A total of 25 firefighters from Halls 1, 2 and 4 responded. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

This fire is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire investigators.

If anyone has any information about either of the fires, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or


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Jenna Hauck

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I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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