Update: View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says three grass fires near Thetis Lake Park this afternoon were deliberately set.
The fires have been doused and are now in mob up stage.
Langford and Colwood firefighters provided backup to View Royal crews.
West Shore RCMP are now on scene investigating.
Hurst confirms evidence has been found indicating the fires were started by an arsonist.
Traffic northbound on the Trans-Canada Highway has been affected as one lane was closed.
We are keeping the highway open to avoid congestion. Please drive carefully and pay attention to the road, not the fires! #yyjtraffic
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) June 27, 2016