The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP is investigating after a structure fire took place at a residential building, resulting in several residents being taken to hospital.
Police say they responded to a call for assistance from the North Cowichan Fire Department after authorities received several calls about a structure fire at a building on Dingwall Street in Duncan.
According to a report, when police arrived on the scene, the North Cowichan Fire Department was already on scene dealing with the fire and paramedics with BC Ambulance were tending to some residents.
Police say that several residents were in need of further medical aid and were transported to the hospital for injuries caused by the fire.
Investigators will continue to work on this incident to determine what was caused this fire, said Staff Sergeant Chris Swain, acting Detachment Commander.
The preliminary report appears to show it was unintentionally caused, but the final fire report will take some time for a proper determination.
The North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP General Investigation Section will be taking on the investigation while working in partnership with the North Cowichan Fire Inspector in order to determine the cause of the blaze and whether or not it was suspicious.
A temporary shelter location was set up at the Cowichan Community Centre for the evening for anyone displaced by the fire.