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Saanich fire crews were able to stop the spread of a fire at a vacant home in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The Saanich Fire Department responded to a house fire around 1:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Wascana Street.

A neighbour called 911 to report the fire and soon after 19 firefighters arrived on scene to extinguish the flames, Deputy Chief Trevor Stubbings told Victoria Buzz.

The fire started inside the vacant home, but caused significant damage to the exterior of the house as well.

No one was injured during the fire and no surrounding homes were damaged due to the blaze.

The investigation is still ongoing, according to Saanich Fire Department.


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