February 16, 2013 09:07
from Teddy Jenner
Two people have been killed in an early morning house fire and one is in critcal condition
The Victoria Fire Department was called to 1320 Johnson Street this morning for an early morning blaze that has claimed the lives of three people.
Neighbours tell CFAX News that there was a house party going on into the morning hours and the house is rented by several young people.
When crews arrived they found heavy fire extending out from the front porch area extending to the rear of the home, the two vehicles in the front of the driveway were also totally engulfed in flames.
The front door was open and flames also extended into the home and up the adjacent stairway.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and the victims have yet to be identified.
As a result of the fire, Johnson Street has been closed off to traffic between Camosun and Fernwood.