Police and fire investigators are probing a suspicious car fire that happened over the weekend.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to the blaze at about 11 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Thunderbird Drive.
According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the fire cause significant damage to the rear exterior of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer and fire investigators believe it was intentionally set with an unknown accelerant.
Police made inquiries around the neighbourhood and learned that a vehicle had been heard racing up and down the street and squealing its tires earlier in the evening, but no description was obtained for that vehicle or its driver and it’s unknown if that car or its occupants are related to the fire.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2020-35470.