Animals saved from house fire in Langford

Two tenants unharmed after fire starts in kitchen of home

Eight cats and one dog were rescued from a house fire in the 1000-block of Shaw Ave. near Florence Lake last night.

The fire broke out in the kitchen of the lower suite of the home. Langford firefighters believe at least two people were in the home at the time. One was trying to contain the fire with an extinguisher while the other called 911.

Eventually the people left the home, unharmed, and waited for fire crews. When help arrived the tenants told them about the animals in the upstairs suite.

“Cats are like us when they are scared, they hide,” said Langford firefighter Lt. Glenn Cooper.

Firefighters made four trips into the home to save the nine animals. A veterinarian was called in and determined all the animals to be healthy.

The homeowner is in California and hadn’t been reached as of this afternoon. Firefighters were back in the house today checking for any additional animals, but it is believed all were accounted for.

Langford Fire Rescue encourages pet owners to place a sticker on their door noting that animals live in the home, in case of fire.

charla@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

School strike: SD63 says grade 12 students ‘will not lose their graduation year’

Parents, students concerned about educational impact of CUPE 441 strike

Bright red salmon appear at Saanich’s Colquitz River fish fence

Local preschool group looks on in delight while volunteers work

Cineplex to show free holiday movies to support Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Community Day will be on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m at select theatres

Parents plan second rally as CUPE 441 strike in SD63 stretches into third week

Parents have written to the provincial government asking them to step in

Monster Truck Chaos comes to Victoria, tickets on sale Friday

Monster Truck Chaos rumbles into Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Jan. 25 and 26

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Judge rejects Terrace man’s claim that someone else downloaded child porn on his phone

Marcus John Paquette argued that other people had used his phone, including his ex-wife

Petition for free hospital parking presented to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould

What started as a B.C. campaign became a national issue, organizer said

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

Woman airlifted with serious injuries after being struck by car in Nanaimo

Woman, hit in crosswalk, suffers life-threatening injuries; driver co-operating with police

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

B.C.’s high gasoline prices still a mystery, Premier John Horgan says

NDP plans legislation this month, seeks action from Justin Trudeau

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

Most Read