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

World’s fastest bathtub racer to be determined this weekend in Nanaimo

Great International World Championship Bathtub Race caps full weekend of downtown events

Rescue required after woman falls trying to climb down from Nanaimo walkway

Husband says his wife fell trying to find a place to urinate

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP say missing woman has been located

Woman was last seen July 13 in central Nanaimo

V.I. Raiders to hold main camp this weekend in Parksville

Nanaimo’s junior football team getting ready for the season, which starts Aug. 3

Nanaimo teen with viral video headlining first concert at Port Theatre

Lauren Spencer-Smith, 15, has been recording new songs with Grammy-winning producer

Rescue required after woman falls trying to climb down from Nanaimo walkway

Husband says his wife fell trying to find a place to urinate

Beefs & Bouquets, July 18

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

Celebrity adds star power to Green Party town hall in Nanaimo

Pamela Anderson attended with representatives from U.S.-based environmental group

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

Cars keyed on BC Ferries after alarms bother dog on board

Delta police arrested one passenger on suspicion of mischief

Most Read