A fire badly damaged a single family home on Hartwood Place near Mount Doug secondary school on Sunday evening.
The Saanich Fire Department found smoke and flames billowing from the first and second floors at the rear of the house. Firefighters knocked down the flames quickly, but it took time to extinguish fire crawling through the walls in the upper floor.
Nobody was in the house when the fire was reported at 6:15 p.m. The department responded with 17 firefighters, two ladder trucks and a rescue truck. The fire remains under investigation.