Fire causes $100,000 in estimated damages

Sparton Road residence had undergone some renovations before crews arrived on scene.

 

A fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages to a residence in the 400 block of Sparton Road remains under investigation, says Captain Rob Paton of the Saanich Fire Department in a release.

Crews arrived at the unoccupied residence Friday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m.

They witnessed flames and smoke showing from the east side, upper floor of the two-storey residence, which had been under-going some renovations, said Paton.

A “quick exterior attack” knocked the fire down, he said. A thorough search of the structure followed, he added. No one suffered injuries during the incident.

Nineteen firefighters, three engines, one ladder, one tanker, and one rescue vehicle responded to the fire, which occurred in a rural location off Old Saanich Road.

Members of the Saanich Police Department joined crews from B.C. Hydro and the British Columbia Ambulance Service on scene to assist firefighting efforts.

Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

 

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