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Family escapes large fire

A woman, who is nine months pregnant, and her partner were able to escape a massive blaze that tore through a home in Black Creek on Vancouver Island.

The fire started at a workshop on a property at about 1 a.m before it spread to surrounding homes.

According to a neighbour, the pregnant woman was sleeping when the fire was starting to take hold of the house.

Firefighters said it took an hour-and-a-half to get the fire under control.

“We were there mopping up, checking for hot spots, doing salvage and overhaul until about 7:30 in the morning,” said Oyster River Fire Chief Bruce Green to CTV News.

The couple were also able to escape with three pets and without injury.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the displaced couple.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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