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Vehicle fire in North Saanich near Sidney on Highway 17 temporarily closes McTavish Road exit

North Saanich Fire Department responded to the scene just before 6:30 p.m.

Motorists heading north along Highway 17 through North Saanich toward Sidney witnessed a car fire Wednesday evening.

Members of the North Saanich Fire Department announced on social media just before 6:30 p.m. that they were responding to the McTavish Interchange. Photos posted on social media show what appears to be a black SUV standing on the shoulder just before the northbound exit onto McTavish Road. It is unclear what caused the incident, but North Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association reported on social media that the incident did not lead to any injuries.

The road re-opened just before 7:30 p.m.

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Wolf Depner

About the Author: Wolf Depner

I joined the national team with Black Press Media in 2023 from the Peninsula News Review, where I had reported on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula since 2019.
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