An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a Brentwood Bay home
Fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire in Central Saanich, around 3:40 am Tuesday morning.
“We heard a bang and a few more little popping noises and we thought it was just a truck backfiring out the back door but it was when we finally looked out the front door and saw the firetrucks coming down the road we realized it was kind of serious,” said neighbor Judy Griffin.
Police and fire crews said when they arrived, the single family home on Kristin Place was fully engulfed.
“When we arrived we found the back of the house fully involved and it had already entered the house and we just had to go defensive from there and try and contain it to the one house,” said deputy fire chief Rob Nelson.
Everyone in the house got out safely, but crews said the damage to the building was severe.
The fire was first reported when it was on the outside deck.
The cause is being investigated.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Central Saanich Police at 250-652-4441.