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UPDATE w/PHOTOS and VIDEO: Chilliwack firefighters battle apartment building fire on Victor Street

2nd fire in same northwest section of Newmark apartment building in 1.5 years

Chilliwack firefighters were dealing with a structure fire in downtown Chilliwack on Tuesday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing from a fourth-floor unit of one of the Newmark apartment buildings on Victor Street around 12:05 p.m. on April 4.

Flames were also visible when firefighters arrived on scene.

“Crews quickly secured a water supply from a nearby hydrant and deployed multiple hose streams which successfully and quickly knocked the fire down. The majority of the fire damage was on the exterior and underside of the roof system above the fire damaged unit,” assistant fire chief Mike Bourdon said in a press release later that same day.

There are three buildings at Newmark, and this fire was in the same northwest corner of the same building as a year and a half ago.

READ MORE: Serious apartment fire downtown Chilliwack

On Sept. 3, 2021, several units were badly damaged by a fire that started on the first floor and displaced several residents.

More than 40 firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4, and 6 to the April 4 fire.

While a portion of the building received some fire, smoke and water damage, the quick efforts of fire crews and the automatic fire sprinkler system significantly limited the spread of this fast-moving fire and prevented several other units from being damaged, Bourdon said.

All occupants were able to safely exit the building and are being supported by the Chilliwack Emergency Support Services (ESS) team.

Chilliwack RCMP and paramedics were also on scene. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

This fire is under investigation by Chilliwack fire officials.

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