On Saturday April 9th at around 1130AM Saanich Fire Department and Saanich Police attended Home Depot in the 3900 block of Shelbourne St for a report of a fire. 

It appears, at this time, that the fire started from inside the store.  Home Depot employees managed to evacuate all customers and employees.  The damage was contained to just Home Depot.  Other stores within the University Heights Shopping Centre were not affected.  The store has water and fire damage however there is no estimate of the total cost of the damage at this time. 

Saanich Police Forensic Investigators and Saanich Fire Investigators are currently inspecting the scene. 

Saanich Police are asking that if you were in the Shelbourne St Home Depot on April 9th, and saw anything suspicious, to call the Saanich Police Tip Line at 250-475-4356.

Updates to the investigation will be provided when available.

A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie

SPD File 16-07672 refers

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