Firefighters rescue two dogs in Colwood blaze

Two dogs were rescued by firefighters responding to a blaze at a two-storey home in Colwood on Tuesday afternoon.

The Colwood, Langford and View Royal departments responded to the fire, which broke out in a ground-level suite in a Windthrop Road house about 3:30 p.m. Nobody was home except two dogs. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the suite. The damage was extensive, said Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy.

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One of the dogs was unconscious and had to be revived by firefighters. Both animals were taken to a veterinarian by animal control officers. Emergency Social Services workers are helping the displaced residents. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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