Saanich fire briefs

Kitchen fire on Harriet Road; Gas leak on McKenzie Avenue

Kitchen fire on Harriet

Saanich firefighters contained a kitchen fire at a townhouse complex Saturday night in the 2900 block of Harriet Rd.

The fire department responded to the 10:50 p.m. callout with 19 firefighters in two engines and two ladders, a tanker truck and a rescue truck.

The crew found the fire in a second floor unit and quickly had it under control and contained to the kitchen.

The occupants had safely fled the townhouse and no injuries were reported. The unit and contents suffered about $60,000 worth of damage.

Gas leak on McKenzie

Residents in the 1400-block of McKenzie Ave. spent part of their Sunday night outside or in a transit bus due to a large natural gas leak.

Nine firefighters from the Saanich fire department systematically evacuated the complex after 8:30 p.m. after discovering a “significant” natural gas meter leak.

B.C. Transit brought in a bus shelter residents and police shut down McKenzie Avenue near Braefoot Park for about one hour, while Fortis crews controlled the leak and fire crews prepared for fire protection.

It’s unclear what caused the leak.


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