Suspect sought after three arsons set in Saanich neighbourhood

  • May. 20, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Police are looking for an arsonist after three separate fires were set on neighbouring properties in the 200-block of Burnside Rd. West on Thursday.

Sometime between midnight and 2 a.m., the interiors of two vehicles were set on fire, as were some materials stored underneath a porch at one of the homes.

“It’s probably just tomfoolery, but it is very concerning any time there’s an arson near occupied dwellings,” Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.

It is believed an accelerant was used to start all three fires.

Police are asking anyone who may have information on the fires to call them at 250-475-4321.

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