Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service crews responded to a report of a house fire shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
When they arrived vehicles at the back of the property – at the corner of Peardonville Road and Queen Street – were on fire, with flames spreading to the home.
AFRS and Abbotsford Police’s major crimes unit are investigating the fire as suspicious.
APD Sgt. Judy Bird said the joint investigation is in its preliminary stages.
She said police have responded to calls at the residence in the past but it is not considered a “problem residence.”
Bird said APD is gathering CCTV footage from surrounding businesses as part of its investigation.
All eight occupants of the home escaped and have been taken to hospital. They are being treated for smoked inhalation, according to an APD release.
The occupants included two parents and children but the associations between all of the individuals is not known to police at this time, Bird said.
A Chevrolet truck, in the driveway in front of the house was also ablaze.
Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.