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Cat flees, residents safe after morning house fire in Oak Bay

Oak Bay Fire Department called to 2000-block Crescent Road
One cat remains missing after a house fire in Oak Bay Tuesday morning. (Oak Bay Fire Department/Twitter)

One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a Tuesday morning house fire in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay Fire Department was called to the 2000-block of Crescent Road on Oct. 12 shortly before 6 a.m. Crews were faced immediately with heavy smoke and flame, said Assistant Chief Gord Marshall.

Three family members got out safely along with two dogs and a cat while a second cat remained unaccounted for immediately following the fire.

Crews began an offensive attack entering the home, but conditions changed quickly, and the department changed to a defensive strategy. They also faced challenges with a power line down outside the home.

The department estimates the loss at $500,000 plus contents.

Crews remained on scene Tuesday morning for fire investigation.

A cause has not yet been determined.

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Christine van Reeuwyk

About the Author: Christine van Reeuwyk

I'm dedicated to serving the community of Oak Bay as a senior journalist with the Greater Victoria news team.
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