Investigators think a fire that gutted a house 5812 Reef Road in Sechelt on December 2 was deliberately set. The fire destroyed most of the upper floor, the garage and a vehicle in the garage.
After further investigation by the Fire Department and an RCMP arson investigator, police believe this fire was deliberately set said Cst. Harrison Mohr with Sunshine Coast RCMP.
This was a large and intense house fire that not only caused extensive property damage, but needlessly risked the lives of fire fighters and other emergency responders. As such, we are taking this criminal act very seriously.
Police are confident it was an isolated incident. They’re asking anyone who saw anything suspicious, or knows who was living at the home, to call police the General Investigations Section at (604) 885-2266.