Damage visible on a rural east Chilliwack house after a fire in the evening on April 30, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Occupants safely escape from East Chilliwack house fire

Crews report blaze was ‘stubborn to fight’ as it was deep in the roof structure

Residents of an East Chilliwack home safely escaped a fire at the residence Tuesday night.

At approximately 10 p.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department (CFD) was dispatched to the reported structure fire in the 50000-block of Prairie Central Road.

On arrival, fire crews reported seeing smoke and heavy flame from the exterior rear deck and roof structure of a two-storey residential home.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4 and 6. The fire was stubborn to fight as it was deep seated within the roof structure, according to the CFD.

The structure sustained smoke and fire damage to both the exterior and interior of the home.

Occupants were home at the time of the fire and quickly called 911 and safely evacuated.

There were no civilian and or firefighter injuries.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental at this time and is still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.

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