Nearly 3,000 BC Hydro customer are without power in Langford Thursday afternoon as firefighters battle a structure fire on Goldstream Avenue.
Langford Fire crews responded to a report of a major structural fire at a mixed-use commercial and residential building located at 844 Goldstream Avenue.
At 1:23 p.m., Westshore RCMP tweeted that they had temporarily shut down streets in the area, including Jacklin and Peatt Roads, while fire crews battled the blaze.
“Emergency crews are currently in the area working to put out the fire. Goldstream Ave between Jacklin Rd and Peatt Rd has been shut down to allow for emergency crews to work,” RCMP said in a media release.
@WestshoreRCMP and @LangfordFire are responding to a fire at 844 Goldstream Ave in Langford. Streets around this area including Jacklin and Peatt Rd will be temporarily shut down and rerouted to assist fire in responding. Please stay away from the area and let crews work.
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) October 8, 2020
Eyewitness photos and video from the scene showed flames and plumes of thick black smoke coming out of an upper floor apartment at the scene.
Curious Comics is also located at the base of the property at 844 Goldstream Avenue.
There have been no reports of injuries as of this publication. It is unknown when the roads in the area will open back up.
The cause of the fire is unknown but is not considered suspicious at this time.
Residents of the building can attend Langford Legion located at 761 Station Avenue to connect and access emergency city services.
According to BC Hydro, around 2,700 customers in the area are without power due to the fire. No estimated time on when the power would be restored was provided.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) October 8, 2020
More to come.
Video shows @LangfordFire battling blaze at 844 Goldstream Avenue Thursday afternoon.
— Victoria Buzz (@victoriabuzzes) October 8, 2020