UPDATE - Gas leak in the 3400 block of Quadra Street - evacuation area
January 25, 2023
Update #2: Gas leak in 3400 block of Quadra Street – evacuation area
January 26, 2023
For immediate release
Quadra street is closed from the Cook/Cloverdale intersection to Holmes Street and the area has been evacuated. Please avoid this area.
Saanich Fire is still working with Fortis to stabilize the gas leak in the 3400 block of Quadra and ensure evacuated buildings are safe for entry.
In the meantime, evacuees are encouraged to go to the reception centre at Cedarhill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Road.
At approximately 2 p.m. on January 25, the Saanich Fire Department responded to an incident in the 3400 block of Quadra Street where an unmarked gas line was hit resulting in a gas leak. Crews worked quickly to assess the scene and evacuate the vicinity. A small fire in a nearby residence also occurred and has since been extinguished.
No injuries have been reported and Saanich Fire is working to ensure evacuees are supported and the area is safe. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.