(Lyra McLean)

Saanich Police have now said that two fires that occurred in early March are considered suspicious and investigators are treating it as arson.

On March 6th at 7 p.m., Saanich fire crew and police responded to the multi-home fire in the 1700 block of Carnegie crescent.

The homes were adjacent to each other.

The fire caused significant damage of approximately $355,000.

Fortunately, there were no physical injuries caused by the blaze, but twelve people have been temporarily displaced from their homes.

Detectives are looking to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist in the investigation, including anyone driving in the area that would have dashcam footage.

Investigators are focusing on the hour prior to when the fires were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321.

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