One woman arrested following two suspicious fires set in Oak Bay

One woman arrested following two suspicious fires set in Oak Bay

Photo courtesy Times Colonist.

Photo courtesy Times Colonist.

A woman has been arrested in connection to two suspicious fires that were set in Oak Bay on July 26th.

A joint release by Oak Bay and Saanich police say the 25-year-old Oak Bay woman was identified as a suspect in the investigation into the arsons on the 2000-block of Frederick Norris Road, and was arrested in Saanich on August 3rd.

“These were small fires but the community was understandably very concerned due to their location,” said Oak Bay Deputy Police Chief Ray Bernoties in a release.

Two other fires in Oak Bay are under investigation, police are examining evidence to see if there is any connection.

Multiple fires occurred in Oak Bay between July 24 to 26. On July 26 a wood pile was found to be on fire in the carport and was put out by residents with a garden hose.

Later on Thursday, around 6:30 p.m., a neighbour noticed a wooden compost box in the backyard of that same residence was on fire. Again, a resident was able to douse the flames using a garden hose.

In each case, Oak Bay Fire Department attended to make sure the fire was out and to determine the cause.

READ MORE: Small but suspicious fires in Oak Bay spark investigation

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