It was a busy start to the day for Victoria firefighters after a blaze ravaged an older home just down the street from Royal Athletic Park.
The morning call for the Victoria Fire Department saw its crews dispatched to the 2000-block of Cook Street at around 7:40 a.m., just as clouds of smoke emerged above.
Emergency efforts prompted a section of the street to close down, as VicPD was on scene diverting traffic out of the area between Princess and Caledonia Avenues.
According to Victoria Fire, three fire engines attended, and thanks to the “lightning-fast response time of C Platoon,” crews were able to knock down the fire rather quickly.
“The flames were contained to the interior of the house, and crews suppressed the fire by making entry and attacking from inside,” Victoria Fire said.
Once crews got things under control, they started the overhaul process. But that’s when things escalated, as a fire was spotted burning within the home’s walls.
“Crews were able to follow the burn patterns from the kitchen into the walls of the upstairs bathroom. This fire could have been much worse if not for the quick work of C Platoon,” the fire department added.
No one was hurt as a result of the blaze. At this time, the cause is under investigation and has not yet been released.
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 25, 2022