News

Abbotsford Police officer carries kids out of smoke-filled home

An Abbotsford Police officer helped evacuate a mom and three small children from a house fire earlier tonight (Thursday).

The officer was the first to arrive at the residence at 32055 Joyce Avenue, where a fire was reported at about 9 p.m. He grabbed two young children, while urging the mom to leave with the third.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service then arrived and found smoke coming from a covered area at the back.

Deputy Fire Chief Mike Helmer said crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it spread, although heavy smoke came into the home.

"Fire crews spoke to two young juveniles living in the house, and they advised that they had been smoking in the area and must have discarded cigarettes in this area," he said.

None of the occupants needed to be taken to hospital.

Helmer estimated the smoke and fire damage at $20,000. Six fire trucks and 20 firefighters were on scene.

 

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Fraser hospitals screening for ebola, will isolate any victims in Surrey
 
Trial begins for accused killer of Ryan Saint Ange
 
Lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution
UPDATE: Abbotsford International Airport reopens after gas leak prompts evacuation
 
Maple Ridge eco development manager seeks Abbotsford seat
 
Police investigating report of suspicious incident involving young girl
Canada Day event is in the red
 
Transit contract avoids mid-referendum labour spat
 
Black Press launches 4Good crowdfunding initiative

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 1 edition online now. Browse the archives.