A chimney fire in Abbotsford on Sunday morning destroyed a home that an 88-year-old man had lived in since he was two years old.
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service was called to the blaze on Downes Road, near Ross Road, at about 10:15 a.m. When crews arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the attic.
Assistance Fire Chief Jeff Adams said the fire began in the basement and spread up through the chimney.
“The home is heavily damaged, and not sure if it’s going to be repairable or not … It’s too early to tell, but it doesn’t look good,” he said.
The homeowners did not have insurance, he added.
Emergency services is helping the family find alternate accommodation and will assist them in determining their next steps, Adams said.
No further details were available at this time.