Saanich Police Detectives and Saanich Fire Department are investigating a residential fire from overnight.

The event was reported at approximately 3:30 a.m. Crews from Saanich Fire Department were able to successfully extinguish the fire at the single family home in the 4900 block of Cordova Bay Road.

While the cause of the fire is not yet known, there were elements that led officials to believe that the fire appeared to suspicious in nature.

The residence has been cordoned off while the investigation continues.

No further information will be released at this time. Investigators hope to be in a position to provide further information later today.

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Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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