Police and fire vehicles are on scene near the intersection of West Saanich Road and Glanford Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Fire crews extinguish Saanich balcony fire

Dark smoke could be seen coming from the apartment building

Saanich emergency crews worked quickly to extinguished a fire at an apartment building in the 4300-block of West Saanich Road on July 31.

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According to Deputy Fire Chief Dan Wood of the Saanich Fire Department, a fire started on a second-floor balcony of an apartment building on Friday afternoon. Wood added that crews were able to get inside quickly and put out the fire before it spread. Residents were evacuated quickly so no one was injured.

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Dark smoke could be seen coming from the building before the fire was put out, which Wood says was a result of the plastic on the balcony burning.

By 2 p.m., fire investigators had arrived and began working with Saanich police to determine the cause of the blaze.


 

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