Police investigating suspicious vehicle fire in Colwood

Colwood crews prevent fire from spreading to nearby buildings

West Shore RCMP are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire that happened early Wednesday.

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to a call around 3 a.m., according to fire inspector Bryan Erwin. Firefighters located the vehicle at the rear of the London Drugs building at 1907 Sooke Rd.

When crews arrived, Erwin said, “the vehicle was fully involved.” With two engines and a command vehicle on scene, firefighters contained and knocked down the blaze quickly. The interior of the vehicle was destroyed.

Crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to any nearby structures, but a minor amount of smoke found its way inside the rear of the London Drugs building.

Given the timing of the fire, Erwin said, fire investigators are working on the case in conjunction with West Shore RCMP. Police did not release any more details, but noted that they are treating it as suspicious.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com