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Johnson Street fire victims names released

The three victims of a fatal house fire have been identified by the B.C. Coroners Service and family friends.

Emily Grace Morin, 20, Georgia Paige Klap, 22 and Mark Mitchell, in his mid-20’s, died after a fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1300-block of Johnson St.

Mitchell and Morin were dating, according to a Facebook memorial page of the couple.

Morin and Klap were alive when fire crews reached them and were rushed to Royal Jubilee Hospital, but Morin did not survive the ambulance trip. Klap died a short time later in the intensive care unit.

The 22 firefighters from the nearby Yates Street fire hall arrived on scene at about 4:40 a.m. The front porch and two cars parked in front of the home were totally engulfed in flames.

“It’s still under investigation, we’re trying to put the pieces together here,” said Victoria Fire Department Deputy Chief Paul Bruce.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but media reports from witnesses stated a couch on the porch had caught fire earlier in the evening and may not have been properly extinguished.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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