Firefighters spend afternoon battling small fires

Chilliwack firefighters successfully doused a pair of small fires Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt.

The Chilliwack Fire department kept busy battling a pair of minor blazes Wednesday afternoon.

The first happened just before 1 p.m. in the 6500 block of Fern Street.

Firefighters were expecting a house fire. What they found was a 10 by 10 foot shed fully engulfed by flames. The fire spread to the fence, a neighbor’s pool and a pickup truck before being extinguished.

The cause is unknown, but it’s believe to be accidental.

The second fire happened a half hour later in a house in the 8000 block of Young Road, where a small fire broke out in an upstairs bedroom closet. The fire, determined to be accidental, caused heavy damage to the second floor, but two people who were in the house at the time were alerted by smoke alarms and escaped.

One was treated for smoke inhalation.

Emergency Social Services were called to provide temporary accommodation for the family.

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