No injuries, as outbuildings and RV destroyed and home faces extensive damage
Thick, black smoke was visible in the sky across the Cowichan Valley Saturday as a massive fire in Crofton caused extensive damage to house, and destroyed a backyard workshop and shed as well as a camper van.
Crofton fire chief Ken Rukus said firefighters were called to the Adelaide Street property around 11am. The fire appears to have started in a backyard workshop, and then spread to the shed and RV before igniting the house.
Neighbours said the owners were away at the time. No injuries were reported.
Rukus said assistance came from neighbouring departments, including Chemainus and Maple Bay. There was concern flames could spread to trees and spread beyond the property.
The cause remains under investigation. It was unclear whether the home could be repaired.