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For most pet owners, their furry companions are part of the family. That’s why it’s fortunate that two beloved dogs were saved from a house fire in Oak Bay on Tuesday night.

Just before 5:30 p.m., Oak Bay Fire Department responded to a call on the 3000 block of Larkdowne Road.

Once there, firefighters from Oak Bay Engine 1, Saanich Fire, and Victoria Fire found smoke coming from the main floor of the suburban home.

While no human residents were inside at the time, two dogs were found inside the building.

“Upon arrival, smoke was showing and an aggressive internal attack knocked the fire down on the main floor,” Oak Bay fire told Victoria Buzz.

Fortunately, the fire department received the call before the flames grew to a substantial size, and the quick action of firefighters kept the blaze contained.

“Early discovery lead to a quick knockdown of the fire.”

Upon further examination, Oak Bay Fire estimated that the damage done to the property ranges from $50,000 to $100,000.

One Oak Bay police officer suffered minor smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.