Businesses give victims of Victoria West fire a helping hand


Local businesses have stepped up to help a family displaced by a recent fire.

Victoria businesses stepped up Friday to donate everything from sports and running equipment to food and stuffed animals for families displaced by a fire in Vic West. Mel Thornton, 34, and her 12-year-old son, Stephen, had just moved into the top floor of a multi-suite house at 515-517 Wilson St. on Sunday night when a fire broke out in the basement and soon enveloped the three-storey building.

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Source: Times Colonist

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