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 ensuring any hot spots are extinguished. A Big Thank You to Saanich and Victoria Fire Departments for their assistance. pic.twitter.com/LtqVdmNnht
— OakBayFire (@OakBayFireDept) October 12, 2021
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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