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Saanich house fire no longer suspicious; all occupants accounted for

Police conclude no criminality involved
Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Saanich police have concluded the Aug. 11 house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue was not suspicious or criminal, and have turned over the investigation to the Saanich Fire Department.

In a statement Saturday evening, police confirmed that all residents had escaped the fire safely, after being unable to confirm as much initially.

Just after midnight on Aug. 11, firefighters attended a large house fire at the corner of Battleford Avenue and Wascana Street in Saanich. It was treated as suspicious until police determined otherwise. The house was extensively damaged.

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