Garage torched by suspicious fire

NANAIMO – Investigation into garage fire turned over to police.

  • Sep. 18, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue has turned its investigation into a suspicious garage fire over to police.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 700 block of Stirling Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

A fire was lit in material placed against the base of an exterior wall of a detached garage.

The fire had spread up the wall, burning vinyl siding and a small section of the structure’s cedar shingle roof. Flames also managed to spread through the wall into a lean-to addition on the garage.

Firefighters snuffed out the blaze. No one was injured and the garage contents were undamaged.

Ennis Mond, fire prevention officer, said in an e-mail to the News Bulletin the owner does not have insurance on his garage or house.

Nanaimo RCMP are continuing the investigation into the fire.