Submitted. At 9:36 PM. On Thursday, January 10, 2013, the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of a structure fire at 33885 Fern Street. On arrival, AFRS crews found that a workshop attached to the house was involved with fire. A car and a large fir tree were also on fire.
The elderly residents were alerted to the fire when their lights in the house began to flicker. They then checked outside and noticed that their attached shed was on fire.
Six AFRS engines and 25 firefighters attended the incident. AFRS crews were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to the house. APD, BC Hydro and B.C. Ambulance were also on the scene. No one was injured.
The total fire loss was estimated at more than $100,000.00. AFRS fire investigators determined that the fire cause was accidental in nature. The fire likely originated in a space heater that was located in the shed.