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

Stay tuned for updates at www.theprogress.com


@CHWKjourno
jfeinberg@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

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)

Just Posted

City of Chilliwack hopes to re-start public consultation

A new survey asks residents if they’re ready to discuss projects not related to COVID-19

UPDATE: Missing girl in Chilliwack’s Promontory neighborhood found

A 13-year-old child was missing from early Monday morning to 4:30 in the afternoon

Missing Richmond man last seen in Chilliwack

Shawn Johnson last seen on June 30 on Main Street

Double homicide investigation leads Vancouver police to Eagle Landing

A VPD forensics unit was in Chilliwack Saturday collecting evidence connected to East Van murders

Abbotsford man wins $1 million in Lotto 6/49 draw

Kenneth Giffen wins prize after deciding to stop in Agassiz gas station after fishing trip

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

COVID-19 exposure on Vancouver flight

The Air Canada 8421 flight travelled from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6

VIDEO: Former Abbotsford resident giving away $1,000

Langley native Alex Johnson creates elaborate treasure hunt to give away cash

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

UPDATE: Abbotsford shooting victim was alleged ‘crime boss,’ according to court documents

Jazzy Sran, 43, was believed to have been smuggling cocaine across the border

Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from WE decision

He says his and his family’s longtime involvement with the WE organization should have kept him out of the discussions

Most Read