Investigators have determined that a fire that forced the evacuation of a Saanich shopping mall this weekend, was deliberately set.
Crews were called to the University Heights mall at the corner of Shelbourne and McKenzie late Saturday morning and discovered the fire inside the Home Depot.
Police say the fire was intentionally set near the paint department.
Heavy smoke forced the evacuation of the mall and surrounding roads were closed.
The fire was contained to the Home Depot which sustained extensive damage.
There is still no estimate on the cost of the damage but sections of the store are now open. No one was hurt in the blaze and investigation has been taken over by Saanich Police.
They ask anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact them.