Arson charges laid in North Cowichan structure fire

North Cowichan\Duncan

2020-02-06 11:28 PST

File # 2020-1919

38 year old Duncan woman, Rhiannon Midgley, charged with arson for a structure fire at Auchinachie Road, Duncan.

On February 5th at approximately 2:30 am North Cowichan/Duncan frontline RCMP officers responded with the North Cowichan Fire Department to a fully engulfed structure fire at a townhouse complex located at 3403 Auchinachie Road, Duncan.

While on scene, frontline officers arrested the owner of the residence, Rhiannon Midgley. She was held in custody overnight and appeared in Duncan Law Courts Thursday, February 6th for a bail hearing where she was remanded into custody and charged with one count of arson to property. Arson investigators are currently examining the scene and gathering further evidence. 

"It's a tragedy that so many people are displaced from their homes due to this fire," stated Operations Support NCO, Sergeant Trevor Busch "thankfully no one was injured". RCMP Victim Services and Emergency Social Services from the Cowichan Valley Regional District were engaged immediately to help provide assistance to those families affected and displaced from their homes.

If you have any further information regarding this crime, please call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at to leave a secure tip online, or call 1-800-222-8477. 

Released by

Sgt. Trevor Busch

Operations Support NCO
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP
6060 Canada Ave, Duncan, BC V9L 1V3
Office: 250-748-5522
Fax: 250-746-2126


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