Kade Johnson, left, Allan Nielsen and Derek Johnson, of Budget Glass, replace shattered windows following a suspicious fire set in a garbage bin in front of the Money Mart at Rock City Plaza shopping centre early Thursday. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Kade Johnson, left, Allan Nielsen and Derek Johnson, of Budget Glass, replace shattered windows following a suspicious fire set in a garbage bin in front of the Money Mart at Rock City Plaza shopping centre early Thursday. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Suspicious fire blows out front window of Nanaimo Money Mart

Nanaimo RCMP investigating fire in trash bin at Rock City Plaza

Police in Nanaimo are investigating a fire that shattered the front window of a Money Mart outlet.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to a burning plastic garbage can located in front of the business at Rock City Plaza shopping centre shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday, March 24.

“The fire melted the can into the sidewalk,” said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in an e-mail to the News Bulletin. “Heat from the fire broke a window at Money Mart and melted two security cameras.”

O’Brien said security personnel arrived to secure the building until the broken window could be boarded up.

There were no reported injuries.

Police had no suspects as of Thursday afternoon and the fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2022-9888.



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