Fire damage was mostly confined to the front porch area of this First Avenue house in Chilliwack, said assistant fire chief Andy Brown. The fire happened late in the evening on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire damage was mostly confined to the front porch area of this First Avenue house in Chilliwack, said assistant fire chief Andy Brown. The fire happened late in the evening on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Late-night house fire in Chilliwack mostly confined to front porch

Residents were home when fire broke out on First Avenue in Chilliwack

A fire broke out on the front porch of a house on First Avenue in Chilliwack late Wednesday night.

Chilliwack Fire Department crews were called to the fire at the corner of First Avenue and Williams Street around 11:30 p.m. on April 27.

“On arrival, fire crews encountered heavy flames and smoke venting from the front porch of the house,” said assistant fire chief Andy Brown. “Fire crews called for a second alarm (more firefighters needed) and worked quickly to perform an exterior attack on the fire while securing a water supply to bring the fire under control, preventing fire spread and exposure damage.”

The residents were home at the time of the fire and got out before firefighters arrived.

The damage was mostly confined to the front porch area, Brown said.

Fire damage was mostly confined to the front porch area of this First Avenue house in Chilliwack, said assistant fire chief Andy Brown. The fire happened late in the evening on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire damage was mostly confined to the front porch area of this First Avenue house in Chilliwack, said assistant fire chief Andy Brown. The fire happened late in the evening on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

About 45 firefighters responded from halls 1, 2, and 4 and there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

The fire is under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department fire investigators.

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

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