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Firefighters out in full force

A fire scare at the Vefra Building, on Pandora Street near Vancouver Street, prompted an evacuation alert Thursday around 9:30 a.m. Fire officials checked the building and allowed residents to return within the hour. - Daniel Palmer/News staff
A fire scare at the Vefra Building, on Pandora Street near Vancouver Street, prompted an evacuation alert Thursday around 9:30 a.m. Fire officials checked the building and allowed residents to return within the hour.
— image credit: Daniel Palmer/News staff

Alarm bells at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday sent a full crew of Victoria firefighters rushing down Pandora Street to the VEFRA building at the corner of Quadra Street and Pandora.

They evacuated the building as a precaution, but upon finding no fire, they allowed workers to return within an hour.

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