According to CTV News, in April 2020, 223 Robert Street National Historic Site was gutted by fire Tuesday night.
The Site was not accessible by the public. It was designated for its Queen Anne Revival architecture.
The owner “of the home was reading in bed when he discovered the fire and called 911. Fire crews responded to the heritage home on Robert Street in the Vic West neighbourhood at 8:40 pm for reports of a fully involved fire.”
Upon arrival, fire crews began to fight the fire from the outside then attempted to gain control of the fire with an interior attack. The fire was too intense and the fire crews had to vacate the house.
“There was a significant fuel load both inside and outside the structure and obviously the heritage home [had] a lot of wood features inside the home, a lot of combustibles, so the fire was deeply seeded and fully involved upon our arrival,” said Victoria Fire Department deputy chief Dan Atkinson.
The cause of the fire at 223 Robert St. is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious.CTV NEWS