Early Monday the WIlliams Lake RCMP responded to a suspicious fire outside a residential building at 398 First Ave. North.
Residents called the Williams Lake fire department after they heard noises and discovered the side of the building was on fire.
When crews attended they quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries, damage to the building was minor, and the residences are still inhabitable.
The fire was deliberately set, has been deemed an arson, and it is believed the residence was intentionally targeted and was not a random act, the RCMP says.
Anyone who may have observed people running in the area of First Avenue and Comer Street around 2 a.m. on April 16, or anyone with any information about the incident, is urged to contact the detachment at 250-392-6211 or call Crime Stoppers.