Nanaimo firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke in the garage of a home on Squirrel Lane in Nanaimo’s Long Lake Heights neighbourhood Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Crews put out house fire in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Fire Rescue called to structure fire on Squirrel Lane in Long Lake neighbourhood

Firefighters were able to put out what was a fully involved house fire in a neighbourhood behind Long Lake today.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were at a property on Squirrel Lane. Firefighters were called to the scene just before 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22.

It’s believed that residents safely evacuated.

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