Saanich firefighters have saved a home from total destruction after a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon.

While crews managed to extinguish the blaze, it wasn't before the flames had spread to the attic of the Sims Avenue home, causing extensive damage.

#Workingfire @SaanichFire @Local967
At an active structure fire
200 block Sims Ave
Strong #leadership and smart fire tactics saved this structure
Solid work “C” Platoon ���� pic.twitter.com/GjcDssKVXt

— Dan Wood (@firechiefwood) May 1, 2019

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation but officials say it started at the back of the property.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.