(Saanich Fire Twitter)

A structural fire in Saanich was extinguished by fire crews early Wednesday morning.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8th, Saanich Fire responded to a report of a structural fire at the 3200 Block of Wascana Street.

Saanich Fire were able to confine the fire, protecting neighbouring properties, but not without extensive fire and smoke damage to the residence.

Two residents and their dog were safely evacuated from the home.

Saanich Fire told Victoria Buzz that they were alerted of the fire when neighbours awoke to the smell of smoke and ran over to the burning house to alert the occupants.

It’s unclear what caused the fire so far, but an investigation is ongoing.

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