One person has been sent to hospital after a house fire broke out on the Esquimalt First Nation reserve Monday afternoon.
Shortly after noon, Colwood Fire Department, View Royal Fire Department, West Shore RCMP and BC Ambulance all responded to a residential structure fire on the 1100 block of Kosapsum Crescent.
According to West Shore RCMP, first responders saw smoke billowing from out the second story of the house. Four people were home when the fire sparked off, all made it out of the building, but one person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital.
The first itself was isolated to the second story of the home, but smoke and water damage have made the home inhabitable. Emergency services are finding places to stay for the tenants for the time being.
Community Based Victim Services, Emergency Social Services, and the Esquimalt Nation are helping all the tenants find temporary lodging until the damage can be assessed and repaired.
Meanwhile, the investigation will continue.
“The View Royal Fire Department will continue their investigation to determine the cause of the blaze. At this point there is nothing to suggest the fire is suspicious in nature,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar of the West Shore RCMP.”