Some tense moments in Greater Victoria last night, after a truck took out some power lines and sparked an electrical fire in a residential area.
It happened in the 800 block of Mary Street in Vic West.
Fire officials say a semi trailer knocked down a BC Hydro line, which not only knocked out power put also led to a fire at this triplex.
Catherine Beattie Porter says the incident has left her shaken.
“I thought there was an earthquake.
By the sounds of it there was a huge boom and everything was shaking.
A truck I guess had hit the power line and took out the power and took out the lines and the lines hit our house.
And it was started smoking and there was fire underneath the crawl space and inside the house.”
Fortunately, everyone was able to get out without an injuries.
But the fire victims have been told they’ll be out of their home for several days.