Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Flames engulf home in downtown Chilliwack

No one is believe to be inside, but there may be a cat or dog in the home

Firefighters battled a house fire that caused large plumes of smoke to fill the Wellington Avenue neighbourhood in downtown Chilliwack.

The Chilliwack Fire Department got the call at around 1:15 p.m., Saturday (May 1) to the house in the 4500-block of Wellington Avenue, at the corner of Robson Street.

When they arrived on scene heavy grey and black smoke was seen coming from the roof of the house and flames were spreading throughout the top floor.

No one was home at the time of the fire, however, a dog was inside the home but was able to escape thanks to a man who kicked in the door.

About 40 firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4 and 6.

“The fire was well established within the interior of the home, so fire crews had to fight the fire from the outside of the structure. The interior of the home sustained major damage and the interior of the roof system was heavily damaged in the fire,” Chilliwack Fire Department said in a press release.

About an hour and a half after firefighters arrived on scene, the fire was reported out.

Traffic was blocked off on Wellington Avenue as a result.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and is still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A neighbour watches a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A neighbour watches a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)


 

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