Crews extinguish overnight car fire near Rutledge Park in Saanich

Julian Kolsut

Fire crews managed to respond to and quickly control a blaze that engulfed a car in flames overnight near Rutledge Park in Saanich.

The incident took place along Inverness Road overnight between Sept. 2 and 3.

Residents nearby managed to capture the car fire on camera as it happened.

One witness, who posted a video to Twitter, said that Saanich police responded to the scene in less than 2 minutes, controlling the flames “incredibly fast.”

Another nearby resident, located three blocks away, stated on Facebook that she had her balcony door open when she heard what “sounded like two explosions, then a minute later sirens.”

In visiting the scene this morning, CHEK News found the car that was reportedly engulfed in flames was no longer parked on Inverness, however, burn marks could be seen on the street.

car fire

CHEK is currently looking into this incident and the story will be updated as more information is learned.


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