The causes of two recent building fires in Abbotsford have been determined, while four others remain under investigation, including two that are considered suspicious.
Assistant fire chief Craig Bird said that both a fire at a home on the Aldergrove-Abbotsford border on Sunday and one at Willow View Farms on Aug. 23 were determined to have been caused by appliances that malfunctioned.
The house fire took place at about 4 p.m. at 276 Street and 28 Avenue. Nobody was injured.
The blaze at Willow View Farms occurred at about 7:15 a.m. and destroyed the store and cooler building.
Still under investigation are fires that took place:
– June 17 at the OK Tire store at 33210 South Fraser Way, destroying the building;
– Aug. 9 at Precision Custom Remanufacturing at 30530 Matsqui Place, destroying the main building;
– last Thursday (Aug. 24) at North Poplar Elementary, causing minor damage to a portable classroom; and
– Wednesday of this week at a home on Martens Street, resulting in major damage.
Both the OK Tire and North Poplar fires have been deemed suspicious in nature and are continuing to be investigated by the Abbotsford Police Department.
The others are not considered to be suspicious.