Royal Roads building catches fire

Portable space heater believed to be the cause of a fire which, had it not been attacked quickly, could have been disastrous.

A small fire at Royal Roads University on Wednesday evening could have been a lot worse had it not been for the quick response of the Colwood Fire Department.

The fire started in the Cedar Building, otherwise known as building Number 6, a turn-of-the-century building currently under renovation in the southern corner of the campus.

“We’re still looking into it this morning first thing, but it appears it may have been a space heater,” Chief Kerry Smith said.

When crews arrived there were flames and firefighters went to work, knocking down the fire quickly.

“Huge potential,” Smith said. “This building, because it’s under renovations, it’s quite a large building and had it gotten going it would have been extremely difficult to extinguish.”

Smith estimates damages to be $25,000 to $30,000 or less.

Just Posted

West Shore fundraiser serves up hope for kids with food allergies

Proceeds assist Oral Immunotherapy Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital

Sidewalk Trio reuniting at The Oaks

The next Blues for Eric scholarship benefit concert is Feb. 23

Langford could soon be seeing its first retail cannabis store

Clarity Cannabis BC Ltd. gets province’s approval

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read