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Residents, animals safe after overnight house fire in Chilliwack

Neighbours bring blankets, as Chilliwack Fire Department crews fight blaze on Fairfield Island

Chilliwack Fire Department crews put out a house fire on Fairfield Island late Tuesday.

They were called to the 10,100-block of Hymar Drive, where a single-family home was on fire with flames and and smoke visible out front.

More than 30 firefighters from Halls 1, 2, 4 and 6 responded and “aggressively knocked down the fire,” according to the release.

There were no firefighter injuries but one resident received a minor burn and was treated at the scene by BC Emergency Health Services.

The homeowner Dustin Parson later thanked the neighbours in a social media post for their kindness after everyone was safely out of the house.

“It was our house. Everyone and all the animals are out and doing ok,” he wrote.

Escaped from the residence were three adults, five children, a dog, and a cat.

“Just a reminder for everyone to have a fire safety plan with your family,” Parson said.

The close-knit Fairfield Island neighbourhood sprang into action in the middle of the night after the fire broke out.

“Thank you to all the neighbours who came out and gave us blankets to stand on and some crocs.”

Chilliwack Emergency Support Services (ESS) team was dispatched to the fire scene and gave emergency support to the displaced residents.

“This fire is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department officials.”

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but stay tuned as this story gets updated.

READ MORE: Another fire 2 years ago on Hymar

Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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