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Suspicious church fire now being investigated as arson: Saanich Police


Saanich Police have deemed a fire at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Mann Avenue a case of arson on Friday.

The fire at the church occurred on Monday, November 20th. Police believe the fire was set between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saanich Police say they didn’t respond to the call until 10 a.m. on November 22nd.


Saanich Police investigating church fire that is now deemed suspicious

Police say an unknown person or group set fire to the front facing, exterior doors of the church and they are now seeking video footage and witnesses of the blaze. 

The blaze was hot enough to shatter the glass features on the doors. The total cost of the damage to the church is still unknown at this time.

Saanich police ask that anyone with information or footage of the fire at the Church of Latter-Day Saints call them at (250) 475-4321. 

Curtis Blandy

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