Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire

Firefighters able to knock down ground-floor blaze at Murray Drive home

Five people safely escaped from a fire in a house near Bernard elementary in Chilliwack early Friday morning.

At around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, the Chilliwack Fire Department (CFD) was dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire in the 8000 block of Murray Drive, a small street off Crescent Drive, which is off Bernard Avenue.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4 and 6 and upon arrival, discovered a single family home with heavy smoke and flames venting from a ground floor window, according to a CFD press release issued Friday.

Fire crews were able to quickly knock down the flames and successfully contained the fire to the room of origin. The home did suffer fire and water damage to one room as well as smoke damage throughout the home.

All five occupants of the home were able to safely exit prior to the arrival of fire crews.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by fire department officials.

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