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

Just Posted

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Meet the Greater Victoria athletes in Red Deer for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Players express gratitude and excitement about representing Team BC

One arrested, weapons and drugs seized in Sooke bust

During the Feb. 6 raid, police found firearms, ammunition, drugs, and brass knuckles

Victoria hotel trashes Channing Tatum in favour of B.C.’s Ryan Reynolds

Tatum’s picture left in recycling bin, replaced with photo of Ryan Reynolds

Mount Doug thaw reveals abandoned Subaru, dog poo

Gate left unlocked in snow storm invites daredevil drivers

‘Our entire municipality is heartbroken’: Seven children die in Halifax house fire

A man and woman remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, the man with life-threatening injuries

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Most Read