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Fire that started in unoccupied tent damages nearby business

Police are investigating after a suspicious fire last night, which destroyed a tent and damaged a nearby hydro pole, wires, and a business.

Shortly before 7:30 pm last night officers were flagged down for a report of a fire in the 500-block of Ellice Street.

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Officers attended the scene where an unoccupied tent was engulfed in approximately 15 foot high flames. A nearby hydro pole and wires had also caught fire.

The Victoria Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire. Traffic in the 500-block of Ellice Street was disrupted during the incident.

No one was injured as a result of the incident. A nearby business location sustained damage as a result of the fire.

VicPD’s Forensic Identification Services team attended the scene and continued the investigation. Victoria Fire Department fire investigators are also investigating the incident.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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