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Fire scorches Maple Bay home

Firefighters battle a balze n Mackenzie Drive. - Andrew Leong
Firefighters battle a balze n Mackenzie Drive.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

A Maple Bay home went up in flames early Sunday morning.

The 3 a.m. blaze claimed a house in the 6400 block of McKenzie Drive, however, its residents were away at the time.

“We were able to confirm there was no one in the home — they were away for the weekend,” Maple Bay fire chief Gary Wicklund said.

And North Cowichan’s fire commissioner confirmed the home was fully insured.

Thirty-five Maple Bay volunteer firefighters attended the fire in four trucks early Sunday.

They were joined by another truck and mutual aid from North Cowichan’s south-end hall.

“The fire was fully involved upon arrival,” Wicklund said, adding the cause of the conflagration is still under investigation.

“We were there for about five hours total,” said Wicklund.

“The damage was extensive.”

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