Burned debris around a table was the aftermath of a suspicious early-morning fire at the Country Club Manor apartment building on Glen Eagle Crescent. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

RCMP investigating suspicious fire at Nanaimo apartment building

Early morning fire ignited under balcony at building on Glen Eagle Crescent

Nanaimo Fire Rescue has turned its investigation into an early-morning fire over to the RCMP.

Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Country Club Manor apartment building on Glen Eagle Crescent shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, to find a fire burning on the ground floor patio at the back of the building.

“Someone saw the fire and pulled the alarm, so the residents evacuated,” said Capt. Ennis Mond, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire prevention officer, who investigated the fire.

Mond would not say what materials were used to set the fire, as part of protecting the police investigation, but said the flames had managed to spread into cedar siding that was part part of the support structure for a second-floor balcony. Firefighters contained the damage to the immediate area of the fire.

There were no reported injuries.

Nanaimo RCMP confirmed police are investigating.

READ ALSO: House fire displaces family of five in Nanaimo

READ ALSO: Man suffers burns, dog dies in fire in Nanaimo



photos@nanaimobulletin.com
Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Just Posted

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 19

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores German faux First Nations subculture

Artist Krista Belle Stewart shows photos, videos and items from east German ‘Indianers’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep voicing opposition to pipeline expansion

If we risk our land we are all going to regret it, says letter writer

Multiple arrests made at Tour de Rock jail-and-bail fundraiser in Nanaimo

Suspects make bail in support of Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock on Wednesday at Woodgrove Centre

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Teens charged in stabbing death of B.C. man in strip mall parking lot

Two youths, aged 15 and 16, charged in Aug. 16 killing of South Surrey’s Paul Prestbakmo

B.C. Premier John Horgan worried about ‘rise of racism’

Asked to comment on Justin Trudeau’s ‘blackface’ incidents

Human case of West Nile virus reported on Vancouver Island

B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirmed case reported in August

Forestry watchdog warned B.C. government about Bamfield Road in 2008

Ombusman’s specific concerns re-surface in wake of bus crash that killed two students

Photos surface of Conservative candidate at B.C. event with people in blackface

The controversial “Black Peter” character has been a feature at Sinterklaas celebrations

B.C. Liberal leader says private sector development will help housing affordability

Andrew Wilkenson spoke in Kelowna during a real estate conference

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

Most Read