Arson

Duncan firefighters responded to a fire on Thursday, Aug. 12 that police say was the result of arson. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Police seek suspect in possible arson near Cowichan River

Duncan Volunteer Fire department puts out fire near Silver Bridge

 

A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police looking for man after residential school memorial set on fire

Security cameras caught a man who appeared to light the fire just before midnight

 

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String of fires in Beacon Hill Park leads to arrest of wanted Duncan woman

Victoria police recommending charges relating to arson, vehicle theft, breaking and entering, resisting arrest

 

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire levels historic Anglican church in northwest B.C. on Canada Day

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak was destroyed July 1

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)
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Fire destroys Catholic Church north of Edmonton, RCMP say blaze suspicious

Fire was so fierce that firefighters could not enter the 114-year-old Morinville building

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A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)

RCMP scrutinize suspicious church fire in northwest B.C. for any links to Okanagan blazes

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak remains intact after June 26 suspicious fire

A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)
A still image from security camera video recorded June 8 shows an individual lighting trash on fire in the doorway of 19+ Cannabis Store on Victoria Crescent. RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating numerous fires set in downtown Nanaimo in the past three months. (Photo submitted)

‘It’s out of control’: More than 20 fires set in downtown Nanaimo in past three months

Authorities asking business owners to keep dumpsters locked

A still image from security camera video recorded June 8 shows an individual lighting trash on fire in the doorway of 19+ Cannabis Store on Victoria Crescent. RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating numerous fires set in downtown Nanaimo in the past three months. (Photo submitted)
A suspicious fire that heavily damaged a repair shop at Ajac’s Equipment on Cliff Street early Friday, June 4, is under investigation by Nanaimo RCMP. Cliff street, in downtown Nanaimo, has seen fires set recently in dumpsters and debris, including a fire started in a small pile of wood and debris between Ajac’s and a neighbouring business early Tuesday, June 8. Despite the damage from Friday’s fire Ajac’s has remained open. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Suspicious fires strike Nanaimo business twice in four days

Ajac’s Equipment hit by two fires. One caused serious damage. RCMP investigating

A suspicious fire that heavily damaged a repair shop at Ajac’s Equipment on Cliff Street early Friday, June 4, is under investigation by Nanaimo RCMP. Cliff street, in downtown Nanaimo, has seen fires set recently in dumpsters and debris, including a fire started in a small pile of wood and debris between Ajac’s and a neighbouring business early Tuesday, June 8. Despite the damage from Friday’s fire Ajac’s has remained open. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Firefighter Lance Manley helps overhaul the aftermath of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house on Gabriola Island May 30. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the woman who owned and lived in the home for more than 60 years. (Photo: Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department)

GoFundMe started for Gabriola Island fire victim

Money being raised for Gabriola woman whose home was destroyed by suspicious fire

Firefighter Lance Manley helps overhaul the aftermath of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house on Gabriola Island May 30. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the woman who owned and lived in the home for more than 60 years. (Photo: Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department)
The Sooke homeless shelter on Otter Point Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke homeless shelter on Otter Point Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley RCMP charge suspect with arson for weekend fire

Courtenay Fire Department has responded to multiple dumpster fires this year

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a suspect in connection with a dumpster fire on the weekend. Black Press file photo
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can identify a person of interest who was seen leaving the Dollarama store in Harewood shortly after a suspicious fire broke out March 29. (Photo submitted)

Police hope public can help identify person of interest in Nanaimo arson case

Nanaimo RCMP release photo of person of interest in Harewood Dollarama store arson

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can identify a person of interest who was seen leaving the Dollarama store in Harewood shortly after a suspicious fire broke out March 29. (Photo submitted)
A suspected arson fire caused in excess of $100,000 damage in south Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 23. (Photo courtesy Clint Allen)

UPDATE: Homeowner frustrated after arsonist burns shed and vintage car in Nanaimo

27-year-old suspect with ‘significant mental health issues’ remained on scene, say RCMP

A suspected arson fire caused in excess of $100,000 damage in south Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 23. (Photo courtesy Clint Allen)
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Saanich police investigating intentionally set fires

Vehicles, hedge, trash can set on fire over Christmas holiday

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Nanaimo RCMP are investigating two fires set in the stairwell of an apartment building after they were deemed suspicious by Nanaimo Fire Rescue. (Photo submitted)

Fires set in apartment building under investigation in Nanaimo

Paper set alight in apartment building stairwells being investigated as arson

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating two fires set in the stairwell of an apartment building after they were deemed suspicious by Nanaimo Fire Rescue. (Photo submitted)
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
One man has been arrested in connection to arsons in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man has been arrested in connection to arsons in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP and City of Nanaimo fire inspectors are investigating a suspected arson after a fire at Motion Specialties on Bowen Road in the early-morning hours of June 18. (Submitted photo)

Arson suspected after fire at business on Nanaimo’s Bowen Road

Backpack with paper and debris found near site of fire at Motion Specialties

Nanaimo RCMP and City of Nanaimo fire inspectors are investigating a suspected arson after a fire at Motion Specialties on Bowen Road in the early-morning hours of June 18. (Submitted photo)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: VicPD name missing caretaker as suspect in Plaza Hotel arson

Police believe Michael Draeger died in the blaze May 6, 2019

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Police to release more details about Plaza Hotel arson investigation

A Thursday virtual press conference is scheduled with Victoria police and fire departments

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)