(2800-block of Statlou Crescent/Google Maps)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are currently investigating a structure fire that occurred in the early morning hours of October 14th.

Police were called for assistance by the North Cowichan South End Fire to control the blaze, which broke out across several residences on Statlou Crescent in Duncan.

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Firefighters were actively trying to distinguish the fire that affected three houses in the 2800 block of Statlou Crescent when police units arrived.

Prior to the arrival of both firefighters and police, a neighbour as well as one of the home’s occupants were able to wake up the other inhabitants.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported as all occupants of the affected houses were able to escape without incident.

The fire is not being deemed suspicious at this time.

Eight people have reportedly been displaced as a result of the incident, and are currently being assisted by Cowichan Tribes.