Saanich woman killed in fire
SAANICH (CP) — A woman in her 60s has died following a fire in a four-storey residential building in the Vancouver Island community of Saanich. Fire Chief Mike Burgess says firefighters rescued four people trapped on their balconies early Friday but one woman was found unresponsive in a fourth-floor hallway and did not survive. Two others who suffered smoke inhalation were taken to hospital and officials say six suites were damaged.
Saanich police Sgt. Damian Kowalewich says an investigation is underway into the woman’s death. About 50 residents received assistance at a recreation centre on Friday.