Thursday, December 6, 2012
#VicPD Investigating Possible Late Night Arson on Queens Ave #yyj @VicpdCanada
File # 12-48256
Date: Thursday, December 06, 2012
Victoria BC – VicPD officers are investigating a possible late night arson that happened at an abandoned house in the 800-block of Queens Avenue.
A 911 call was received by VicPD at approximately 2:30 a.m. by a man who stated he had heard a loud explosion from the abandoned house and then observed smoke coming from the residence. Officers and Victoria Fire and Rescue attended the house and noticed large amounts of smoke billowing from the windows and doors.
The fire developed into an intense structure fire and our officers were notified by Victoria Fire that they believed it had been intentionally set.
The file is being investigated by VicPD Detectives and officers are asking anyone who saw suspicious activity around that area and time, to call VicPD on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).