A fire destroyed a garage and two vintage cars at a home in Shawnigan Lake this afternoon.
The alarm was sounded at about 3:40 pm after reports of an explosion in the garage on Cameron Taggart Road.
The Shawnigan Lake Fire Chief happened to be nearby and was on scene within a few minutes.
When he arrived, the garage was already engulfed in flames.
There were reportedly three vintage cars inside but a neighbour managed to roll one of them out.
In all, 19 members of the Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay Fire Departments responded to the call.
They worked to stop the fire from spreading to the home and the wooded area behind it.
“It was starting to impinge on some of the trees out the back, that’s definitely a concern with how dry its been,” said Shawnigan Lake Fire Department Chief Keith Shields.
The fire was contained to the garage area.
There is no estimate of the damage just yet and the cause is under investigation.