Electrical fire caught by chance in South Oak Bay home

Homeowners, Oak Bay Fire with a ‘good save’ on Lyn Crescent

Cold weather doesn’t eliminate the risk of fire.

Victoria and Oak Bay fire departments were on scene at a small electrical fire Tuesday morning in a home on Lyn Crescent near Central Avenue.

Crews say the fire started in the garage and was possibly sparked by an electrical source though that is yet to be confirmed, said Oak Bay Fire Assistant Chief Gord Marshall.

“The homeowners came across it accidentally,” Marshall said. “On scene there was smoke billowing out of the garage.”

Oak Bay Fire responded with battalion and engine crews and also called in Victoria Fire department who sent a battalion and engine crew as back up.

“Our guys countered with a fast attack,” Marshall said. “We encountered smoke and flame on the backside of the garage. We knocked it down and managed to get in the garage and get the car out before it became part of it.”

At least a couple of aerosol cans burst during the incident, Marshall said, adding it could have been much worse as garage’s are full of dangerous flammables such as gas cans.

READ ALSO: Police ask public to avoid Oak Bay Marina after early morning fire engulfs boat

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