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UPDATE: Dog dies in morning house fire in Colwood

A dog has died and at least one person has been displaced following a Thursday morning kitchen fire at a Colwood duplex.

Colwood Fire Rescue Acting Fire Chief Greg Chow confirmed the pet’s death, and said only one of the building’s two units was impacted by the fire.

West Shore firefighters were called to the 2300-block of Sooke Road, between Metchosin Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway, just after 9 a.m.

Five trucks and 22 firefighters from Colwood, View Royal and Langford were on the scene, along with West Shore RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service. Chow said this response was standard for such a call.

“Upon arrival there was a working fire in Unit B of this address, and it appeared to be in the kitchen area,” Chow said. “Crews were able to do a quick knockdown.”

The investigation into the cause and the extent of damage is ongoing, Chow said.

Only one person and the dog were in the building at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported at this time, but Chow said residents in the affected unit won’t be able to return home to stay for several days while the investigation is ongoing.

Residents of the unaffected unit have been allowed back into their home, he added.

This was the second fire of the morning for West Shore crews. Firefighters were also called to a home in the 1500-block of Glentana Road in View Royal just after midnight. A quick response enabled firefighters to limit the spread of that fire to one bedroom.

ALSO READ: Quick response limits spread of early morning fire in View Royal


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