Garage fire deliberately set in downtown

It's believed the fire in the vacant garage in the 46000 block of Yale Road was started by trespassers or squatters

A fire that destroyed a vacant garage on Yale Road in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning has launched an arson investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire investigators.

They responded to the structure fire downtown at 3:56 a.m. on March 21, with firefighters attending from two firehalls.

“This fire is believed to have been deliberately set,” said fire chief Ian Josephson.

The vacant garage was located in the 460000 block of Yale Road and was completely destroyed by flames.

There were no firefighter injuries.

It’s believed the fire in the garage was started by trespassers or squatters who have been known to occupy the garage, according to officials.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca