Abbotsford crews battling house fire

AFRS team responding to a blaze on Thurston Place

A house in the 3500 block of Thurston Place caught fire earlier this afternoon.

A house in the 3500 block of Thurston Place caught fire earlier this afternoon.



Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services battled a house fire in the 3500 block of Thurston Place in west Abbotsford on Tuesday afternoon.

The AFRS team responded to a house fire call at around 2 p.m. this afternoon.

“The house was fully involved when crews arrived,” said deputy fire chief Jeff Adams. “The crews made an aggressive attack from the outside and got it knocked down.”

Firefighters then made their way inside the home to finish putting out the flames. The house was badly burned through two levels in on rear corner but did not fully destroy the structure.

“It was a really good save,” said Adams.

 

A house next door was damaged, with siding badly melted but that home was saved from burning thanks to the quick action of firefighters, said Adams.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but an investigator was on scene and more should be known by tomorrow morning, according to Adams.

There was an unknown number of occupants in the home when the fire broke out with a family on the top floors and tenants in a basement suite, said Adams, but no one was injured. He said the families were talking to their insurance providers and arranging somewhere to sleep for the night.