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Fire quickly extinguished by staff and customers at historic Sooke pub

Flames contained on patio, minimal damage reported
A fire at the 17 Mile pub on Tuesday evening was contained to a patio area. (Facebook)

A fire that broke out at the 17-Mile House Pub in Sooke on Tuesday evening was swiftly extinguished by quick-thinking staff.

Sooke Fire Rescue responded to a call at 6:16 p.m., reporting a kitchen fire on the second floor of the building. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the fire had been extinguished by the prompt actions of restaurant staff.

The first truck arrived on the scene approximately 10 minutes after the call, encountering light smoke but no visible flames. A careful investigation of hot spots revealed no further fire activity.

Crews proceeded to clear smoke from the building to ensure the safety of patrons and staff before allowing the restaurant to reopen.

Fire officials stated that the extent of the damage appears limited, with minor damage to the deck and a meat smoker.

No injuries were reported.

The 17-Mile House Pub was built in 1894 by Edward Cutler. It is strategically located exactly 17 miles away from Victoria City Hall

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