Fire damages commercial building on Russell Street

No one was injured when fire broke out Saturday afternoon in a commercial business on Russell Street.

Victoria firefighters arrived to find dark visible smoke coming from the roof of the building. They managed to contain the fire in a roof void space, attacking the fire both internally and externally.

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Parts of the roof had to be removed to gain access to the fire.

Smoke had damaged about $400,000 worth of products inside the building. The building sustained about $100,000 worth of damage.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious, said Victoria police spokesman Cam MacIntyre.

 

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