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Firefighters douse blaze in Victoria home under renovation

Ladder truck credited with reaching flames shooting from the roof
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Victoria Fire Department battles a house fire in the Rockland neighbourhood on Feb. 9 just after 6:30 p.m. (VictoriaFire730/Instagram)

While a Rockland home suffered major damage no injuries were reported in a house fire Friday evening in Victoria.

Everyone got out of the home safely before firefighters arrived at the home on Warren Gardens on Feb. 9 just after 6:30 p.m.

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Victoria Fire Department deployed six different apparatus for the structure fire just as firefighters were sitting down to eat, according to a department post on social media.

Victoria fire credits the reach of the 110-foot ladder to hit the flames shooting from the roof of the home.

鈥淎 combination of 2.5鈥 hose lines and the aerial ladder were used to suppress the fire until it was safe for crews to enter the structure and finish extinguishing the fire. It was evident that the fire was seated in the void roof space, and only when firefighters were able to enter the ceiling was the fire extinguished,鈥 the post reads.

Fire inspectors are investigating the cause and a fire watch crew remained overnight.

Residents had been living in the basement suite during renovations to the upper floors.

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Victoria Fire Department battles a house fire in the Rockland neighbourhood on Feb. 9 just after 6:30 p.m. (VictoriaFire730/Instagram)