Houseboat damaged by fire

Saanich Fire Department estimates $100,000 in damage caused by fire in Prospect Lake area

A fire Sunday caused estimated damages of $100,000 to a houseboat and dock in the Prospect Lake area.

No one suffered injuries during the fire, which occurred in the 4900 block of Prospect Lake Avenue, according to the Saanich Fire Department, which was still investigating the cause Monday morning.

“We are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation,” said Todd Cave, assistant fire chief with the Saanich Fire Department.

Fifteen firefighters, two engines, one ladder and one tanker from the Saanich Fire Department responded to the fire first reported just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

According to a press release, the Saanich Fire Department had received numerous calls reporting a structure fire on a property bordering Prospect Lake.

Crews arriving at the property found that the fire had “fully engulfed” a houseboat. They were able to access the property, contain and extinguish that fire, according to the release.

Residents of a nearby building successfully evacuated the scene.

Members of the Saanich Police, B.C. Ambulance Service, and crews from BC Hydro assisted firefighters.

 

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