Friday, May 17, 2024

Destructive fire that engulfed tent treated as ‘suspicious’ by VicPD (VIDEO)


VicPD are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a tent in the Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood Tuesday evening.

Officers were flagged down shortly before 7:30 p.m. for a report of a fire in the 500-block of Ellice Street.

Police responded to the scene and found an unoccupied tent engulfed in flames reaching as high as 15 feet. A nearby hydro pole and wires had also caught fire.

Firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department were able to extinguish the blaze.

No one was injured in the incident, but the tent was completely destroyed and the hydro pole, wires, and a business were damaged.

VicPD and the Victoria Fire Department are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

Those who wish to report information anonymously can call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Tim Ford
Tim Ford
Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz

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