Several people have asked about the “mysterious fire” in Saanich early Wed. morning.  The video seems to indicate a potential involvement with the smart meter.  At 0.34 you can see the meter base with the missing meter. Why was the meter missing? The investigation is ongoing. At 1.:12 you can see well the smoke and smudgy soot going up from the smeter to the roof. This is typical of smeter fires, where the fire goes up to the roof and travels from there, very quickly. The firemen said the fire was raging and fully engaged by the time they got there. The talk of possible arson is due to the fact that the fire started on the outside of the home. I will be investigating but it will take months to get reports, and since the meter is gone, it is highly unlikely any info. about its possible involvement will not be addressed.





Arson investigation launched after fire guts Saanich home

Posted By: Rob Germainon: 

Surrounding residents told to evacuate their homes as flames shoot from home on Cedar Hill X Road

Firefighters mounted an aggressive attack after arriving at a fully involved house fire on Cedar Hill X Road in Saanich around 1:30am Wednesday.

Neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution but fire crews were able to knock the fire down quickly.

There were four people living in the home, which police call a specialized foster home, including an adult and three teenagers.

All four were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation and then released.

A portion of the house was gutted and a vehicle that was parked in the carport was destroyed.

Fire investigators were joined at the scene Wednesday morning by forensic investigators from Saanich Police.

“It would appear as though it is suspicious in nature, we do believe the fire likely started on the exterior of the home but that is yet to be confirmed, at this point we don’t know what caused the fire,” said Sergeant Steve Eassie with Saanich Police.

Neighbour Kate Holmes said police had been to her door asking if she had surveillance cameras, and Eassie confirmed investigators were canvassing the neighbourhood to see if anyone saw or heard anything unusual.

This isn’t the first time residents say they’ve seen Saanich Police at the home, and police confirm they have visited in the past but wouldn’t say what they responded for and add they haven’t been there recently.

Police say like most arson investigations, it will take some time before they can determine just how the fire started, and who may be responsible.