Fire fighters from Otter Point and Sooke responded to a fire on Otter Point Road early Tuesday morning.

Fire destroys home

Two fire departments respond to an early morning fire

A early morning fire on Feb. 28 at a residence in the 3000 block Otter Point Road had two fire departments responding. The Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department was the first to arrive and they found a building fully engulfed by fire.

Captain John McCrea of the Otter Point VFD said when his members arrived the second storey and roof were “fully involved.”

No one was in the house at the time.

“We went defensive on it,” said McCrea. “We played it safe and cleaned it up.”

The Otter Point FD was assisted by the Sooke Fire Department with a water tender and the Rapid Intervention Team.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation by the RCMP.  McCrea said the fire department did their investigation but he couldn’t comment further as to the likely cause.

The house, assessed at $535,000, was destroyed.

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