A woman who called 911 to report a house fire on Curlew Drive in Abbotsford on Monday night said that her mother was likely trapped in the home.
But Abbotsford fire crews who arrived on the scene quickly accounted for all the residents of the home, said Assistant Fire Chief Dave Rivett.
“This report created some anxious moments for responding AFRS (Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service) firefighters,” he said.
AFRS was called to the blaze at 30731 Curlew Drive just before 7:30 p.m. When they arrived, the home was engulfed in smoke.
Rivett said the fire originated in, and was contained to, the basement suite, which suffered extensive damage. The rest of the home sustained smoke damage.
Three AFRS engines and 13 firefighters were on the scene for about two hours. Abbotsford Police and B.C. Ambulance were also on hand.
Rivett said damage is estimated at $50,000. He said the cause is believed to be accidental, but the incident is still under investigation.