November 27, 2018 8:52 am

Chilliwack RV fire sparks a warning about space heaters

A tenant turns on a space heater in her Parc Extension apartment after complaining that the heat was too low.

Global News

Chilliwack firefighters have a warning for people who use space heaters in confined areas after crews were called late Monday afternoon to douse a blaze that torched the interior of a recreational vehicle (RV) in the 9700 block of Skrhelam Crescent.

It turns out the vehicle owner had earlier placed a space heater inside the RV.

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Crews put out the fire before it could spread to neighbouring vehicles.

The vehicle’s interior was destroyed but fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Fire officials are reminding homeowners that all heaters need at least three feet of space apart from anything that can burn, and they should also be placed on a solid, flat surface.

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