Agassiz firefighters spray water on a shed that caught fire on Else Road Wednesday (June 11). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Shed fire sends smoke high above Agassiz

Agassiz fire attended the blaze Wednesday afternoon

The Agassiz Fire Department was on scene at a shed fire on Else Road Wednesday (June 12).

Crews were on scene just before 2 p.m. Wednesday after an unattached shed on the country road caught fire. By shortly after 2 p.m., members were putting out the flames with water pumped from the department’s mobile water truck.

The shed appeared to have hay inside it, and firefighters could be seen using a long stick to move the hay as water was poured on it.

Smoke from the flames could be seen long before reaching the fire, as it travelled up above the tree line.

More to come.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Smoke filled the air during a shed fire on Else Road in Agassiz Wednesday (June 12). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Just Posted

Summer service by bus from Chilliwack to Cultus Lake starting soon

Seasonal change will see bus service from Vedder Road to Cultus elementary until Labour Day

Agassiz RCMP finally able to get outdoor picnic table

Funds from Harrison and Kent will allow the detachment to purchase the outdoor seating area

Harrison to replace final incandescent street lights with LEDs

The $186,000 project is the second-phase of a replacement plan for the village

Harrison Hot Springs to consider single-use plastics ban

Village staff will come back to council with a report on what a possible ban could look like

Wonder Pup book series by Chilliwack author teaches kids self-regulation skills

Author Angela Murphy and illustrator Davis Graham release first book Speak Up, Wonder Pup

VIDEO: Reading splashes into Agassiz’s Ferny Coombe Pool

The Agassiz Library held its annual Reading in the Pool event Friday, June 14

Men caught with illegal gun near Burnaby elementary school

They were sitting in a parked car near Cameron Elementary

Home care for B.C.’s elderly is too expensive and falls short: watchdog

Report says seniors must pay $8,800 a year for daily visits under provincial home support program

B.C. ‘struggling’ to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor

Auditor general says youth in contracted residential services may not be getting support they need

Pair of B.C. cities crack Ashley Madison’s ‘Infidelity Hotlist’

Data from the website reveals Abbotsford and Kelowna hottest spots for cheaters

Life’s work of talented B.C. sculptor leads to leukemia

Former Salmon Arm resident warns of dangers of chemical contact

Billboard posted along B.C.’s Highway of Tears to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women

Billboards featuring Indigenous artwork to be placed in Surrey, Kamloops and near Prince George

Canada’s first dementia village close to opening

Langley project to provide home-like surroundings for between $83,400 and $93,600 a year

Unexpected snow blankets the Okanagan Connector

As of 6:50 a.m. DriveBC cameras displayed surprise snowfall on highway

Most Read