A young man and two young women died early Saturday after a fire in a student rental house in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

The victims were believed to be university students who were renting the home, according to a report from the Canadian Press (http://bit.ly/XXfy72).

Fire Captain Bob Jones said flames were shooting out from the back and front of the house and two vehicles in the driveway were burning when firefighters arrived at about 4:30 a.m. The fire scene is reportedly only 50 feet away from the back of the fire hall.

Wind was cited as a factor in spreading the fire rapidly through the home. The fire appears to have started on the side porch at the front of the house.

Read additional details on the fire at http://bit.ly/XXfy72.

For firefighter training information on responses such as this, consider Analysis of a Fatal Wind -Driven Fire in a Single-Story House, How We Got Burned: Lessons Learned from a Wind -Driven Dwelling Fire , andWind -Driven Fire Research: Hazards and Tactics.