Day care in Saanich damaged by fire

Fire damaged a day care centre in Saanich early this morning from what investigators suspect was a faulty heating system in the ceiling.

The Saanich Fire Department responded with 23 firefighters at 2 a.m. to Our Children's Centre at 4001 Seymour Pl., off Cloverdale Avenue. Assistant fire chief Rich Pala said a crew used a thermal imaging camera to locate the fire above the ceiling panels.

A fire investigator and an electrical inspector from the B.C. Safety Authority will look at anything that can cause heat try to determine the cause of the fire today.

"Right now the indications may be heating in the ceiling that ignited," Pala said. "Crews found burning in the ceiling."

The fire isn't considered suspicious and nobody was in the building at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at $35,000.


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