Crews from North Cowichan, Duncan, Crofton, Maple Bay and Cowichan Bay raced to a fire on Wil’seem Road south of Duncan Wednesday afternoon.
A call came in about 2:30 p.m. as a home on fire. Initial reports are the sole occupant, a female, got out and is safe.
A woman at the scene said her son also lived in the home but he is away at camp.
“It’s just a skeleton,” said one witness. “It went up super fast.”
BC Ambulance is also at the scene and BC Hydro arrived about 3 p.m. as power lines were down, impeding access for firefighters.