Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

File: 22-14619

Victoria, BC – Investigators are seeking a potential witness to an arson at a Victoria residence that occurred early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, VicPD officers responded to a fire at an occupied family residence in the 1100-block of Caledonia Avenue. One occupant suffered potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident. VicPD officers provided first aid and that person was transported to hospital. Their injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.

Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating this incident as an arson and are asking for your assistance. Investigators are seeking to identify and speak with a potential witness who drove past the scene moments before the fire was set. The witness was driving a light-coloured, possibly white, four-door vehicle.

A video of the vehicle in the 1100-block of Caledonia Avenue on the morning of the incident is below. The vehicle is shown once at full speed, and then a second time at half-speed for ease of identification.

Investigators are seeking to identify and speak with the occupant or occupants of this vehicle. In addition, investigators are seeking any other witnesses, dashcam or video footage from within a two-block radius of Cook Street and Caledonia Avenue between midnight and 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th.

If you have information about this incident, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.