A car fire that sparked near a Saanich park on Wednesday night was quickly doused by firefighters.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 2, neighbours heard what sounded like an explosion near Rutledge Park – located off Cloverdale Avenue between Inverness Road and Scotia Street.
Resident Teale Phelps Bondaroff recalled hearing the “large” blast and stepped out onto his patio to find out what had happened.
Mad respect to @SaanichFire 🚒 who responded to a call at Rutledge Park #Saanich this evening. A car was engulfed in flames and they were on the scene in less than 2 minutes and had it under control incredibly fast! #YYJ @saanichnews pic.twitter.com/2GJSylqIuY
— Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff (@TealePB) September 3, 2020
“You could see a huge blaze in the park, even at a distance,” he told Black Press Media late on Wednesday. “A very short while later, there was a second explosion.”
Phelps Bondaroff said the Saanich Fire Department was quick to respond and crews “had the fire out in less than five [minutes].”