One person injured in Glanford fire

Sunday evening fire causes an estimated $50,000 in damage to Glanford Avenue home

  • Nov. 21, 2016 6:00 a.m.

A Sunday evening fire sent one person to hospital with smoke-related injuries and caused $50,000 in estimated damages to a Glanford Avenue house.

Saanich Fire Department crews responded to the 4000 block of Glanford Avenue at 5:15 p.m. following reports of a structure fire.

Crews arriving on scene witnessed smoke showing from the lower floor of a two-storey residence. Crews, according to a department release, entered the structure “with an aggressive interior attack” to quickly confine and extinguish the fire.

British Columbia Ambulance Service took one occupant to a local area hospital, according to the release.

The department continues to investigate the cause of the fire, which drew out 19 firefighters, three engines, one ladder, one rescue and one command vehicle. They received assistance from Saanich Police and crews from BC Hydro.