Saanich fire says it was able to contain a fire to the dryer of a home at a townhouse complex at Burnside and Tillicum. Photo courtesy Twitter/Saanich Fire.

Saanich fire says it was able to contain a fire to the dryer of a home at a townhouse complex at Burnside and Tillicum. Photo courtesy Twitter/Saanich Fire.

Saanich Fire says crew members quickly knocked down a fire and contained it to a dryer at a townhouse complex Monday morning.

Fire crews were sent to Burnside and Tillicum around 10:35 a.m.

A Saanich fire official says the lone occupant of the home and two pets, a dog and gerbil, escaped unharmed and a working smoke alarm is credited for making the occupant aware of the fire.

Saanich emergency crews attend to a fire at a townhouse on Burnside Drive Monday morning.

Saanich emergency crews attend to a fire at a townhouse on Burnside Drive Monday morning.

Damage was limited to the one home, with extensive smoke damage reported in the unit.

Investigators remain at the scene to determine a cause.

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