House Fire Esquimalt
Fire crews are fighting a house fire on Uganda Avenue in Esquimalt. (Debbie Beech)

Victoria police have arrested a man following a suspicious house fire in Esquimalt on Tuesday.

An investigation is now underway into the cause of the blaze in the 300 block of Uganda Ave.

The Esquimalt Fire Department were dispatched to the duplex shortly after 10:00 a.m.

Man in custody “associated” with the residence

The fire was extinguished about an hour later and was isolated to the garage and deck of the home.

Police said the man in custody is associated with the residence. Police believe there is no risk to the public.

One source, who wishes to remain anonymous, alleged that the man arrested is the landlord of the home and that he started the fire after several disputes with the tenant residing at the residence.

Esquimalt house fire
(Theresa Eden)

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