James Bay porch fire doused, damage limited

Spread of flames limited by fast work of firefighters

A fire late Sunday at a house at 271 Michigan St. was limited to the back porch area, allowing residents to return to their suites.

Victoria Fire Department crews arrived just before 11:30 p.m. to find the doorway to one of the suites engulfed in flames. A resident of the suite had tried unsuccessfully to douse the flames using pots filled with water, but firefighters managed to put the fire out quickly.

Damage was estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000.