The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Photo courtesy Tamara Pillipow)

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Photo courtesy Tamara Pillipow)

UPDATED: Saanich firefighters investigate early morning fire at elementary school

Fire crews remain on scene at Strawberry Vale Elementary

An early morning fire at a Saanich elementary school has prompted an investigation by the fire department.

Saanich fire crews and police remain on scene at Strawberry Vale Elementary school in the 4100-block of Rosedale Avenue after a fire broke out early Saturday morning.

According to a tweet from the Saanich Fire Department, there is extensive damage to the roof and an investigation is underway.

The school property remains closed to the public, though crowds of teachers, parents and students lined the perimeter through the morning.

No injuries have been reported and traffic in the area is not impacted.

More to come.

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The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Photo courtesy Tamara Pillipow)

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Photo courtesy Tamara Pillipow)