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UPDATE: House, trailer destroyed by fire in Chilliwack

Heavy smoke, flames seen venting from multiple areas of Bonavista Street house on Fairfield Island

A house on Fairfield Island was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters from five different Chilliwack Fire Department halls responded to the blaze on Bonavista Street near Larter Avenue at about 3 p.m. on April 16.

When crews arrived on scene, heavy smoke and flames could be seen venting from multiple areas of the house.

“Initial arriving crews quickly began a defensive fire attack while securing a water supply to bring the fire under control,” fire chief Andy Brown stated in a press release. “Firefighters effectively extinguished the fire, containing fire and smoke damage to the building of origin. The home suffered significant fire and smoke damage.”

A travel trailer that was parked in the driveway was also damaged by the fire.

People were home at the time of the fire and managed to safely exit the building. One occupant was assessed by paramedics for minor smoke inhalation.

Thirty-five firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. There were no firefighter injuries.

This fire is under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP.

If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or