Backyard burning goes kaboom in Central Saanich

Fire accelerant leads to explosion call about West Saanich Road property

Central Saanich fire is often in the education business, as was the case Friday night. Around 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th, the fire department was called for an explosion near West Saanich and Marchant roads.

Turns out a resident doing some backyard burning used an accelerant. When he lit the match it went kaboom.

The resident was burning outside of regulations, so the fire was allowed to peter out and Central Saanich fire reviewed burning bylaws with the resident.