Firefighters cut into the roof of the old Crofton School building while battling a blaze on Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire at old Crofton School

Building has been empty for about nine years

Three fire departments were called to a blaze at the old Crofton School building on Friday night.

Volunteer firefighters from the Crofton, Chemainus and South End halls responded after flames were reported in the building at the intersection of Robert and Arthur streets.

The call came in around 9:45 p.m. The fire appeared to have started around a door and moved quickly into the roof.

The old Crofton School building has been empty for about nine years, since students moved to a new building on York Street.

More information as it becomes available.

Just Posted

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

4-year-old crushed after thieves vandalize toy car in Duncan

The toddler from Lake Cowichan always looked forward to going to the Duncan Showroom

VIDEO: Clarinettist headlines Vancouver Island Symphony program in Duncan

With Mozart and Hadyn on the menu, it’s a tasty evening of classical music

City of Duncan opposed to women’s shelter in school, tries to sway partners

Council concerned about lack of public consultation

Column T.W. Paterson: Murder goes to the opera

Almost a century later, some believe that Rattenbury’s ghost haunts the Legislature

VIDEO: Kerry Park Minor Hockey are ready to chip Christmas trees at Cowichan Bay

The weather outside was frightful but volunteering with friends was still delightful.

Plan your Hometown Hockey weekend

Find your favourites on the Hometown Hockey schedule

Hometown Hockey: Cowichan Capitals events

On Jan. 20 there will be special features during the game for Hometown Hockey

Whistler role in potential Calgary Olympic bid would be welcome: IOC

Calgary is mulling whether to vie for the 2026 Games, and could look to facilities in B.C.

Food industry failing at voluntary sodium reduction: Health Canada

Health Canada report shows the food industry made no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels

Best B.C. cities to live in: millennial edition

Other local municipalities score at bottom of list from real estate blog

All the colours of the rainbow, in a cloud

Rare phenomenon spotted at Mount Washington

Solitary confinement in Canadian prisons unconstitutional: B.C. Supreme Court

Associations argued that solitary confinement was inhuman

1 in 4 B.C. consumers unable to pay bills, debt repayment: poll

Since interest rates first rose in July, poll suggests households across B.C. have had to tighten budget

Most Read