Saanich woman killed in fire

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

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.

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