In response to your article on the Copley Park playground fires, I live along the trail and was awoken by the sirens of the fire and police responders. It was 2:35 a.m. on July 1 when they all arrived.
The fires for sure are an act of arson, plain and simple. My husband and I were outside at 11 p.m. on June 27 and saw the fire truck arrive. The arsonist did not come past us along the trail, so more than likely the person went through the woods back along Joe’s Trail.
I hope they catch the person(s) because they are putting people, the woods, park and homes all in danger because someone wants some kicks. They probably watched from the woods admiring their “work”. This is someone with a serious problem.
Whether the children get back a new playground is another question, as a lot of money was put into the playground by Saanich. As a resident, I can say it was highly used by many children every day.