Colwood fire kills two cats

At about 3 a.m. Saturday, August 17 the Colwood Fire Department was called to a house in the 2300-block of Sooke Rd.

A house fire in Colwood on Saturday resulted in the death of two cats.

At about 3 a.m. Saturday, August 17 the Colwood Fire Department was called to a house in the 2300-block of Sooke Rd. The house was heavily engulfed with fire by the time crews from both Colwood and View Royal arrived. Firefighters managed to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes.

All three residents of the house managed to get out, but two were sent to the hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation. Two cats died in the blaze. No firefighters were injured. Damage to the house is estimated at about $100,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by West Shore RCMP major crime unit and the Colwood Fire Department. RCMP are saying the fire does not appear to be suspicious.