UPDATE: Authorities remained on scene Wednesday morning, monitoring the structure for hot spots and spraying the remainder of the structure with water.
No one was injured.
The fire burned down part of a development, destroying four half-built, unoccupied home.
The back side of the neighbouring houses near the fire sustained some damage, with broken windows and melted soffits.
A few residents were briefly evacuated from their residences Wednesday night, with some reporting to CHEK News that they could feel the heat from the blaze inside their homes.
Original story follows.
The District of Sooke says a large fire that broke out Tuesday night is under control, but firefighters will be working through the night to put out hot spots.
Witnesses say the first started around 9 p.m. and happened off Church Hill Drive. The district was asking residents to avoid Church Hill, Noblewood Place and Steeple Chase for fire crews to operate.
#Sooke and JDF Mutual Aid partners working a large fire off Church Hill Drive. Avoid Church Hill Drive, Noblewood Place, and Steeple Chase. Additional units continuing to arrive on scene, please leave room for our crews to operate.
— SookeCa (@SookeCa) May 3, 2023
Shortly before 10 p.m., the district reported on Twitter that the fire is under control, but fire crews will remain at the scene to extinguish what’s left of the blaze.
Officials haven’t provided any further details, but witnesses tell CHEK News that the fire took place at a construction site.