A fire completely destroyed home in Duncan late today.
The house on Highway 18 near Duncan Meadows Golf Course was already engulfed in flames when firefighters were called in just after 4:30 pm.
North Cowichan Fire Department South End Chief Scott Henning says there was one person in the house when the fire started but they got out unharmed.
Finding the structure fully involved, the battle was to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent woods.
Duncan and Sahtlum fire departments were called in for water supply.
The house is a complete loss and what was left of it had to be torn down this evening.
No word yet on the cause of the fire.