Two men have been arrested in relation to the house fire in Kelly Road last Friday, now deemed to be an case of arson.
Police arrested two men in Saanich on the same day as the fire who will likely be facing charges of arson, said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Max Fossum.
Police said that the men are known to the owner of the house, and that the arson was a targeted attack. Police didn’t reveal the motive for the attack but Fossum did say that the house was set up as a medicinal marijuana growing operation, though there were no plants there at the time.
One of the men is also being charged with public mischief for calling the RCMP to make a complaint about his vehicle being stolen. Although RCMP have yet to fill in the gaps, they said this call led to the arrest for arson.
The men, whose names will not be revealed until charges are finalized, are due in Western Communities courthouse on Monday, August 30.