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Fire destroys home under construction in Saanich

Saanich fire was called just before 4:30 a.m. to the 2200-block of Edgelow St. where a two-storey single-family home was fully engulfed. The fire had spread to neighbouring homes, but crews quickly extinguished those flames and damage was minimal.

  • Sep. 22, 2011 2:00 p.m.

A Gordon Head house that was under construction was completely destroyed Thursday morning when a fire ripped through the building.

Saanich fire was called just before 4:30 a.m. to the 2200-block of Edgelow St. where a two-storey single-family home was fully engulfed. The fire had spread to neighbouring homes, but crews quickly extinguished those flames and damage was minimal.

The under-construction home, however, was destroyed. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $600,000.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said forensic investigators are looking for a cause of the fire, adding: “It could be very difficult to determine, with that level of destruction, the cause and point of origin.”

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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