The Victoria Fire Department is thanking Victoria police officers for spotting a fire in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The fire department says VicPD officers spotted the fire at a light industrial property in the 600-block of Princess Avenue around 2 a.m.
Three fire trucks responded to the call, with the first crew to arrive determining it was easier to access the blaze from Queens Avenue, rather than Princess Avenue.
“The crew from Engine 3 wasted no time in forcing the door to the building and beginning offensive suppression tactics,” said the fire department in a social media post Thursday.
The fire department says VicPD’s quick report of the fire may have helped save the building from completely burning through.
“Given the matter of a few more minutes, the racks of highly flammable contents would have caught fire and potentially destroyed the building,” said VFD.
It adds that if the fire had grown, it may have caused damage to the environment and nearby waterways due to runoff from chemicals located in the building, as well as firefighting suppression efforts.
The fire is not considered suspicious at this time, though an investigation is still underway.
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