Two dogs perished and one person suffered minor injuries following a house fire on Burnside Road in Saanich yesterday.
The Saanich Fire Department dispatched crews to the home at 1220 Burnside Road West at around 4:50 p.m.
Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the home and quickly moved to knock down the blaze.
One woman home with the dogs escaped the fire with minor injuries to a hand.
Firefighters tried to resuscitate the two dogs using pet oxygen masks but were unable to save them, despite their best efforts.
The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.
Losses were estimated at $300,000 in structure and content damage.