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VIDEO: Home ‘went up super fast’ in fire south of Duncan

Fire crews rush to the scene, initial reports say sole occupant got out safely
Fire crews attended to a house fire on Wiliseem Road Wednesday, afternoon. (Google Maps)

Crews from North Cowichan, Duncan, Crofton, Maple Bay and Cowichan Bay raced to a fire on Wil’seem Road south of Duncan Wednesday afternoon.

A call came in about 2:30 p.m. as a home on fire. Initial reports are the sole occupant, a female, got out and is safe.

A woman at the scene said her son also lived in the home but he is away at camp.

“It’s just a skeleton,” said one witness. “It went up super fast.”

BC Ambulance is also at the scene and BC Hydro arrived about 3 p.m. as power lines were down, impeding access for firefighters.

Sarah Simpson

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I started my time with Black Press Media as an intern, before joining the Citizen in the summer of 2004.
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