Nanaimo RCMP investigate suspicious fire

NANAIMO - Police looking for witnesses to theft and arson of SUV.

Nanaimo RCMP investigate suspicious fire

Nanaimo Fire Rescue called in the RCMP after firefighters tackled a blaze in an SUV early Tuesday.

The blaze happened at about 3:30 a.m. when firefighters discovered a Ford Escape fully engulfed in flames on Pleasant Ridge Place, located off of Metral Drive in north Nanaimo.

According to police, the vehicle had been stolen Monday from the Best Western Northgate Inn parking lot.

The investigation into the theft and fire is ongoing. Anyone with information, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637 with keyword Nanaimo, or submit a tip online at