Video shows firefighters battling car fire in Saanich

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The driver and passenger of a car in Saanich were able to escape unharmed after their vehicle burst into flames on Saturday afternoon.

The Saanich Fire Department was called to the intersection of Tattersall Drive and Savannah Avenue for a report of a single-vehicle fire.

Video taken by a passerby shows smoke billowing from the car before a fire engine pulls up to the scene.

Firefighters were quick to tackle the blaze, pouring water onto the car, the video shows.

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Saanich Fire Platoon Captain Mitch Williams says fire crews were on site for about 30 minutes Saturday.

The exact cause of the fire has not been determined, but it’s believed to have started in the vehicle’s engine compartment.

Meanwhile, the Saanich Police Department was also on scene helping keep the area clear until firefighting efforts were complete.

It was a busy day for the fire department’s Engine Company 1, which was called to a dumpster fire on Saturday morning, followed by this car fire in the afternoon, before being dispatched to another fire shortly after.

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