Witness says she saw a fire outside Staples near Mayfair Mall around 9:15 p.m. Friday. (Courtesy of Anna-Theresa Bates)

VIDEO: Friday night fire outside Saanich Staples

Witness says two employees helped put out blaze

Employees at the Staples near Mayfair Mall helped contain a fire that was outside the building Friday night, according to a witness.

Anna-Theresa Bates said she and her husband spotted the fire around 9:15 p.m. on Friday night as they were driving in their vehicle on the 700-block of Tolmie Avenue.

Bates said it appeared as if an office chair was on fire. She said she called 911 and her husband ran into the store to notify employess about the blaze. Bates was able to catch video of the fire as well.

READ MORE: Local fire departments called out to sparking hydro lines

READ MORE: VIDEO: Dramatic footage of Langford tree on hydro lines, sparking and smoking

“It happened all so fast,” Bates said.

Two Staples staff members used two fire extinguishers to contain the fire, Bates said.

Bates said police and fire arrived at the scene shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Black Press Media has reached out to the Saanich Fire Department and Saanich Police for more detail.

shalu.mehta@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Architect plans to revitalize Victoria ‘gateways,’ including Wellburns building

Wood-construction apartments planned for Scott, Wellburn’s buildings

Arrest made after hydraulic rescue pump stolen from temporary Saanich fire hall

VicPD K-9 unit called in to help locate suspect, stolen equipment

CRD explores option to use Oak Bay Lodge for people who are homeless

Motion asks staff to work with BC Housing, Island Health on possibilities

Woman who talked to unconscious husband, a Victoria police officer, for 30 years focus of study

Ian Jordan suffered a head injury when he and another officer were on their way to a call in Victoria in September 1987

Public tips lead to arrest in alleged random assault on Victoria bus

June 19 incident was recorded by onboard camera

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

Amber Alert continues for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11, and their father

Police issued the alert for Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que.

Limit police access to lethal weapons in Indigenous communities: Justice Summit

Grassroots-organized National Indigenous Justice Summit was a free-to-attend two-day videoconference

Campaign aims to raise $50K for young family of deceased Vancouver Island skydiver

James Smith, 34, died July 5 following incident in Nanoose Bay

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

B.C. ports part of data integration project to protect marine ecosystems

The $1.2 M federally funded program will draw crucial baseline data from Canada’s three coastlines

Most Read