Four injured as early morning fire destroys three mobile homes on Craigflower Road

Paul Hurst
WatchThree Victoria area seniors have lost everything after fire ripped through their trailer park early this morning on Songhees Nation land. There were massive flames and multiple explosions. April Lawrence reports.

A fire destroyed three mobile homes in the 1200-block of Craigflower Road on Songhees Nation land on Wednesday morning.

RCMP say 911 calls were received around 5:40 a.m.

“I heard someone yelling, I looked out my bedroom window and there were flames coming up,” said neighbour Angela Elder who called 911.

“There was a lot of explosions, several of us started getting people out of their homes.”

Crews arrived at the mobile home park to find the fire had already spread to other trailers.

“On arrival, crews found three trailers fully involved with propane tanks venting in the back,” said View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst.

Fire crews from Colwood and Esquimalt were also called in.

The flames were extinguished quickly, and firefighters prevented them from spreading to a nearby house.

Hurst says four people were taken to hospital by BC Ambulance, but the extent of the injuries was not revealed.

Craigflower Road was closed between Admirals and Tillicum for a few hours, but RCMP reported it had re-opened in both directions around 8:15 a.m.

Six people have been displaced by the fires, neighbours say that includes an elderly couple who have no family in the area. They had lived in their trailer since 1992 but had no insurance.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support them and find them a new home.

“We’re a very tight-knit community here, we all know each other,” said Elder.

“Everyone is safe, though devastated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation



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