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Firefighter injured battling abandoned building fire in Colwood

Crews from Langford, View Royal, Colwood on scene for early morning fire on Goldstream Avenue
One firefighter walked away with minor injuries battling a building fire the morning of March 20, according to Colwood Fire Rescue. (Black Press Media file photo)

A blaze in an abandoned building in the 400-block of Goldstream Avenue pulled crews from three West Shore fire departments early Wednesday morning.

Colwood Fire Rescue responded shortly before 6 a.m. on March 20, alongside their general response peers in View Royal and Langford, and arrived to find flames.

Crews quickly knocked down the fire, said Colwood Fire Chief Bryan Erwin.

One firefighter sustained minor injuries on entry due to a floor issue.

The building was vacant on a lot to be developed. Investigators are investigating the cause.

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Christine van Reeuwyk

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