VIDEO: Vacant house on Trethewey Avenue goes up in flames

Chilliwack fire crews were fighting the fully involved structure fire

Firefighters were on-scene at Trethewey Avenue battling a blaze that erupted in a vacant house on Thursday morning.

Three houses were close by, and overgrown brush surrounded the property as fire crews struggled to gain access to the fully-involved structure fire.

There’s evidence of possible squatters but that’s unconfirmed. Explosions were heard from the rear of the building.

A City of Chilliwack rezoning sign sits on the property, as it is proposed to be the site of a future modular supportive housing facility.

READ MORE: Proposal for housing

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Chilliwack firefighters battle a vacant house fire on Trethewey Avenue Thursday morning with support from RCMP. (Greg Knill/ The Progress)

Chilliwack firefighters battle a vacant house fire on Trethewey Avenue Thursday morning. (Greg Knill/ The Progress)

There were explosions heard from the rear of the house on fire on Trethewey Avenue. (Greg Knill/ The Progress)

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