A farmhouse being prepared for renovations was severely damaged after a major fire Friday night.
Fire officials say they received a report of a structure fire at 9: 40 p.m. Friday evening in a building in the 7400 block of Cannor Road. Firefighters from four different halls arrived on the scene to find a 60-year-old two-storey farmhouse engulfed in flames.
The blaze had quickly spread to the wood home's second floor and firefighters remained outside the building and focused on saving nearby structures.
Assistant fire chief Jeff Ullyot said the house was unoccupied and "being prepared for major renovations."
Firefighters remained on the scene until early morning to completely extinguish the blaze.
The cause is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious.
POWER LINE IGNITES NIGHT SKY
A downed power line ignited a hedge fire that lit up the night sky over the Chilliwack airport Sunday night.
Despite early reports of explosions and a transformer fire, assistant fire chief Jeff Ullyot said the fire was fairly routine.
He said crews sealed the scene, waited until power was cut to the primary line that ignited the flame, and extinguished the fire.
A BC Hydro spokesperson said 156 customers were without power due to "equipment failure." He could not say why the power line failed.