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Son in custody after fire at parents’ Colwood home

Billowing smoke and emergency vehicles on Antrobus Crescent are seen in this photo taken Sunday night by Goldstream Gazette reader Brian Stilling. The photo was taken from Cuaulta Crescent at the top of Triangle Mountain.   - Photo courtesy of Gazette reader Brian Stilling
Billowing smoke and emergency vehicles on Antrobus Crescent are seen in this photo taken Sunday night by Goldstream Gazette reader Brian Stilling. The photo was taken from Cuaulta Crescent at the top of Triangle Mountain.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Gazette reader Brian Stilling

A 20-year-old male is in police custody after police allege he set his parents house ablaze on Mother’s Day. The man’s parents are currently vacationing in Peru, said RCMP Sgt. Max Fossum. The 20-year-old and his 22-year-old brother were living at the Antrobus Crescent home. The fire was set May 13 in the early evening.

The 20-year-old remained in police custody and hadn’t been charged as of the Gazette’s Monday deadline.

The 22-year-old brother was in the home at the time and was taken to Victoria General Hospital by B.C. Ambulance for smoke inhalation.

The home appears to have extensive damage, mostly to the back of the house. A gazebo in the backyard was also charred and fire damage is also visible on the roof of the home.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

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