Fire damage was extensive but confined to the rear of a house on Bear Mountain Tuesday night.

Bear Mountain house fire under investigation

Langford Fire Rescue, with help from the West Shore RCMP, is investigating a fire that broke out in a Bear Mountain home

Langford Fire Rescue, with help from the West Shore RCMP, is investigating a fire that broke out in a Bear Mountain home late Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to a home on Stone Gate at about 11:30 p.m. to respond to a structure fire.

Nobody was home at the time and firefighters extinguished the blaze without any injury or any damage to nearby homes.

Langford Fire Rescue and West Shore RCMP began investigating the fire Wednesday morning.

Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett said that, as of Wednesday afternoon, it was too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. Crews were still shoring up the structure to ensure that the building was safe for investigators to enter.

“It’s premature to draw any conclusions at this point in time,” Beckett said.

Beckett said he couldn’t get into details about the extent of the fire due to the ongoing investigation, but did say that it was extensive and caused an estimated $100,000 or more worth of damage.

The home was built in 2003 and is located on an upscale residential street.

Firefighters tackled the fire from the exterior and interior of the house. All three fire stations in Langford contributed to the response. Beckett said crews worked hard to stem the blaze.

“It was a challenging fire but the crews brought it under control very quickly,” Beckett said.



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