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Fire damages former coast guard building in Victoria

A vacant building in Victoria sustained significant damage after a fire broke out at about 5 a.m. Sunday. Victoria Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 202 Harbour Rd., which is a former Canadian Coast Guard building.
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The former Canadian Coast Guard building at 202 Harbour Rd. has been vacant for many years, but squatters have been using it as a shelter, the Victoria Fire Department says.

A vacant building in Victoria sustained significant damage after a fire broke out at about 5 a.m. Sunday.

Victoria Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 202 Harbour Rd., which is a former Canadian Coast Guard building.

It has been vacant for years but squatters have been using it as a shelter, said Battalion Chief Bob Jones.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

202 Harbour Rd.