Nanaimo firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke in the garage of a home at 38 Squirrel Lane in Nanaimos Long Lake Heights neighbourhood Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters battle flames and heavy smoke in the garage of a home at 38 Squirrel Lane in Nanaimos Long Lake Heights neighbourhood Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Crews battle house fire in neighbourhood behind Long Lake

Nanaimo Fire Rescue called to structure fire on Squirrel Lane

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

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are 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.

More to come.