One person is dead following an apartment fire in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood.
Victoria Fire Department firefighters responded to the Cubbon Apartments — located at 1035 North Park Street — at around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday following reports of a structure fire, according to a press release.
Once on scene, firefighters saw flames coming from a suite on the apartment’s third floor, entered the building from the Balmoral and North Park sides.
Crews managed to control the fire to the suite of origin and extinguished the blaze, but three nearby suites suffered smoke damage.
Victoria FD says although crews were able to rescue two people from balconies, one person died in the blaze.
A dog was also found dead.
The building suffered an estimated $300,000 in damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.