An estimated $100,000 damage was caused by a fire at an apartment complex on the 1700 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road Saturday night.
No one was injured in the blaze but several occupants were displaced due to the fire and are receiving aid from Saanich Emergency Social Services. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.
“The initial report was smoke coming from a second floor apartment unit,” according to a release from Capt. David Elder. “First arriving crews were able to access the unit and contain and extinguish the fire. The seat of the fire was located in the kitchen area.”
The Saanich Fire Department responded to the report at 7:30 p.m. with 17 firefighters, three engines, one ladder truck and a rescue vehicle.
Cause of McKenzie Avenue fire determined
The Saanich Fire Department has determined a June 19 fire at a townhouse complex on the 1700 block of McKenzie Avenue was accidental.
An investigation has determined the fire originated in a basement bedroom as the result of an electrical arc in the cord of a hair appliance that was plugged into a wall outlet. The fire caused an estimated $300,000 damage.