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Police investigate after body found in fire

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a body was found in a burned-out garage in Lantzville Tuesday night. - CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a body was found in a burned-out garage in Lantzville Tuesday night.
— image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

The RCMP's Serious Crimes Unit is investigating after a body was discovered by firefighters who snuffed out a garage fire in Lantzville Tuesday evening.

Lantzville Fire Rescue responded to a home in the 7000 block of Myron Road at about 6:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a structure fire.

There were no other occupants in the home at the time of the blaze.

Investigators from the Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit, Island District Forensic Identification Services and general duty officers plus the B.C. Coroners Service and B.C. Office of the Fire Commissioner were at the scene Wednesday to determine the cause of the fire and attempt to identify the victim and notify next of kin.

 

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