(Highlands house fire/GoFundMe)

A major structure fire proved fatal to three pets trapped in a Highlands home on Thursday.

The destructive fire broke out at around 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at a two-storey home in the 3900-block of Blue Valley Road.

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Several fire crews including Highlands, Langford, Colwood, and View Royal battled the blaze for several hours but were unable to preserve the structure that was gutted by the fire.

The six human inhabitants of the house were fortunately not injured and have been identified in a GoFundMe campaign as Graeme and Sara and their four children.

It also confirms that their three dogs, Angel, Dino and Bailey died in the fire.

“This fire will be a very difficult blow to a hard working family who has endured a lot,” reads the page.

“We are hoping to collect funds to help Graeme & Sara support their family during this difficult time. The money will be used by the family as they see best (food, clothes, etc.)”

As of the time of publication, the campaign has collected $120 from donors. Click here to contribute to the fund.