(Submitted)

Shawnigan Lake RCMP are investigating a vehicle fire they say was set deliberately.

A Ford F1-50 was set ablaze at a residence in the 1200 block of Stonecrest Way at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 7th.

The victim said he noticed the fire at 5:30 a.m.

“I noticed an orange flickering coming from outside then noticed my truck was on fire. The truck was close to the house and a few propane tanks, so I got in the truck and drove it out of harm’s way.”

The victim said the event is “extremely unusual” to happen to him but that it is not unusual for the area.

His wife, two kids, and two friends that were inside the house are safe.

The RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting in the investigation which confirmed the incident as a deliberate act of arson.

Anyone with information or video should contact Shawnigan Lake RCMP at 250-743-5514 or – if you wish to stay anonymous – call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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