UPDATED: Mission home destroyed by fire Friday afternoon

Mission firefighters were called to a property north of municipal hall off Stave Lake Road for a house fire

This home on Moss Avenue was gutted by fire Dec. 23.

A fire on Moss Avenue destroyed a house Dec. 23.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Mission firefighters from all three stations were called to the residence off Stave Lake Road, just north of municipal hall.

Fire was pouring out of all the windows by the time firefighters arrived, said Chief Ian Fitzpatrick.

No one was injured in the blaze, but the damage was heavy enough that an excavator was brought in to level what was left of the structure.

Fitzpatrick said a son of one of the three renters living at the house was outside playing basketball with his babysitter. They heard the dog barking and went inside to find the upstairs on fire.

Two of the three renters were housed for 72 hours at the Best Western under the care of Emergency Social Services. The other individual went to Abbotsford, said the chief.

Mission Community Services is now helping the other two get back on their feet, he added.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Abbotsford driver uses aisle of bus for rainy-day cardio routine

Driver makes productive use of his break for an on-board walking session

Candian Grand Masters Fiddle Contest comes to Abbotsford

Event on Saturday, Aug. 24 marks first time the event has been in B.C.

Man pleads guilty to child luring in Abbotsford

Jeremy Roth scheduled for sentencing hearing in November

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

UPDATE: Police response on Cheam First Nation a ‘non-event’, RCMP say

More than two dozen RCMP and ERT vehicles were at the First Nation looking for a known fugitive

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Memorial to deceased teen stays in place through Labour Day

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Most Read