VicPD are searching for a suspect who is alleged to have started a fire at an occupied Fairfield supportive housing complex this past weekend.
In a media release, VicPD said they were notified that the Victoria Fire Department were responding to a fire at a building in the 900-block of Humboldt Street.
Police said a person had opened an office window in the building, reached in, and lit a fire.
The building was occupied at the time and a staff member and resident were in an adjacent room as the fire was set.
Fortunately, staff were able to evacuate the building and no one was physically injured.
The building’s sprinkler system extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading, but police said the office suffered significant water damage.
Police describe as a person wearing a light-coloured hooded sweater with the hood up and wearing a large backpack.
Investigators are asking anyone with additional surveillance footage from the area, including dashboard and doorbell cameras, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 29th, to contact them.
Anyone with surveillance footage from the area in the map above, or information about this incident, is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.