Police are searching for witnesses and video following an arson at the Petro-Canada service station in the Fairfield neighbourhood early Sunday.
According to a statement from the Victoria Police Department, officers were called to the station on Fairfield Road, near Ross Bay Cemetery, around 2:30 a.m., after the Victoria Fire Department responded to the fire.
Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the exterior of the building. There were no injuries.
Investigators concluded the fire is arson and are looking to speak with anyone that might have been in the area at the time of the fire.
This is the second fire at the station in the past year. On May 4th 2019, the back of the station went up in flames. At the time, the cause of that fire was classified as unknown, but investigators suspect it was the work of an arsonist.
A fire occurred at the backside of the Petro Canada next to the Ross Bay Cemetery in Fairfield just after midnight this morning. Victoria FD got it under control very quickly even though the flames were about 20 feet high at one point. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Video courtesy of Conan Chee
Posted by Victoria Buzz on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Anyone with video, or any other evidence is asked to contact the VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.