Quick-thinking residents help contain fire in Colwood

Department says fire would have been worse if not for actions of tenant and neighbour

Quick-thinking residents helped contain a fire at a residence in Colwood over the weekend.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Colwood Fire Department attended a structure fire on Charnley Place.

A downstairs tenant was alerted by the sound of a smoke alarm and went upstairs to investigate, only to find the residence filled with smoke and a fire in the kitchen.

He evacuated the building and called 911. A neighbour also attempted to extinguish the fire with a portable fire extinguisher and was partially successful.

Upon arrival, firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

“At the end of the day no occupants or firefighters were injured and the seriousness of the fire would have been significantly greater had it not been for working smoke alarms and the quick actions of the tenant and the neighbour,” said a release.

There was fire damage to the kitchen and extensive smoke damage to the structure. Residents of the home are being assisted by the joint Colwood/View Royal ESS program.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

kendra.wong@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in Victoria

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

Public packs Victoria mosque during B.C.’s Open Mosque Day

‘The best way to deal with fear is to educate. That’s what we are trying to do here’

Vancouver Island First Nations Youth Ambassadors deliver message to the United Nations

The delegation appeared at an event celebrating ‘the rich tapestry of global cultural diversity’

Turning pro on the Island

Pacific FC’s Brad Norris-Jones talks about his journey to pro sports in Victoria

Fitness and health programming drew more than 12,000 participants in Saanich

New report also finds a gender split in programming

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

B.C. communities push back against climate change damages campaign

Activists copying California case that was tossed out of court

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

PR firm suspends contract with former B.C. premier amid groping accusation

Edelman says in a statement that Campbell has served as a special adviser to the firm since last July

James says B.C. budget puts priorities on NDP’s poverty, environment plans

She said she expected the government’s poverty reduction and climate change strategies to be priorities in the budget

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

Games kicked off in Red Deer this week

Most Read