Emergency crews responded to a house fire Friday across from Pemberton Park in Victoria.
Battalion Chief Tim Loewe said the residence on Richardson Avenue was unoccupied when the fire broke out, but that the entire structure was damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Former Oak Bay police chief Ray Bernoties posted a video of the fire at 3 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20) on Twitter and asked people to avoid the area.
— Ray Bernoties (@ray_oak) January 20, 2023