Saanich police and the BC Coroners Service is investigating the death. Authorities say two patients were taken to hospital with unconfirmed injuries and Heppell says a number of residents showed signs of smoke inhalation. Heppell says four suites were directly damaged by the fire while other units were affected by smoke and water damage. Displaced residents were taken to Cedar Hill Rec Centre and it is not known how many residents are affected. Officials say several residents were awoken by fire alarms. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and Richmond Road is closed at Carrick Street.
#BREAKING : A woman in her 60’s has died in the fire, on the 2600-block of Richmond Road. Officials believe she was a resident of the building. No word yet on suspected cause #yyj @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/DvCZbQt7Cc— Julian Kolsut (@juliankolsut) June 21, 2019