The fire was set in a stairwell of the building. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to suspicious fire

Man who may have been wearing black hoodie seen fleeing area

On Feb. 11, at approximately 6 p.m., Comox Valley RCMP were called to a suspicious fire on the 100-block of Back Road in Courtenay.

The fire occurred in the stairwell of St. Brelades Court, a condo building at 146 Back Road. building and appears to have been intentionally set. A young man was seen running from the area toward Ryan Road. He may have been wearing a black hoodie and covered up his face.

“Fortunately, the fire did not have a chance to grow in size before it was discovered by residents and quickly extinguished,” said Const. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP media relations officer. “We are looking for witnesses who can help identify the man who was seen running from the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment at (250) 338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.

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The fire occurred at St. Brelade’s Court on Back Road. It appears to have been deliberately set. A quick response limited the damage. Photo by Terry Farrell

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