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.
@vicpdcanada are investigating after a suspicious fire Tuesday night which destroyed a tent and damaged a nearby hydro pole, wires, and a business. There were no injuries.
The fire occurred shorty after 7:30 p.m. January 19th.
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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.