A 57-year-old Saanich man, known to police, was arrested Wednesday.
Police are now recommending two charges of Arson to Endanger Life.
On April 9th, at 11:30 am, Saanich Police and Saanich Fire were called to the Home Depot in the 3900 Block of Shelbourne Street for a report of a fire inside the store.
The store was evacuated.
It was determined the fire had been intentionally set.
Then on May 22nd, at 8:30 pm, Saanich Police received several 911 calls about a large structure fire in the 4000 block of Cedar Hill Road.
A townhouse complex that was under construction was completely destroyed.
Occupants from an adjacent townhouse complex were evacuated.
No one was seriously injured.
>Numerous people from the neighbourhood were displaced from their homes.
The suspect will make a first appearance in court sometime today.
More to come….