Three flee house fire in Chilliwack

A 46-year-old Chilliwack woman escaped unharmed when a mattress she was sleeping on caught fire early Wednesday morning.

A 46-year-old Chilliwack woman escaped unharmed when a mattress she was sleeping on caught fire early Wednesday morning.

Two younger occupants, sleeping in the basement, also escaped, with minor burns to their feet caused when they walked through burning debris as they tried to fight the fire with an extinguisher.

Damage to the house in the 46000-block Maple Avenue was limited to light smoke damage because the fire was contained to the bedroom as the door was closed before the three occupants fled the two-storey home.

The three were alerted by working smoke alarms activated by the 6:40 a.m. fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious.

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