Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Suspicious Car Fires Being Investigated

RCMP investigating four car fires

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating four early morning car fires which destroyed all of the vehicles causing an estimated $25,000 in damage.

Fire crews and RCMP responded at approximately 3:30 am on Wednesday July 7th, to a report of 3 vehicle fires near the turnabout on Lagoon Road at Polaris Drive. Two vehicles were fully engulfed and one other sustained significant fire damage. The heat from the fire also scorched several fence panels to a nearby home. At 5:30 am a fourth car fire was reported on McGirr Road near Nintinat Way. This vehicle was also destroyed.

One of the vehicles at Pipers was found with the gas cap ajar and side door open leading investigators to believe the fire may have been deliberately set. Contact has been made with the registered owners and investigators will be going door to door to look for any witnesses.

If you have any  information on any of these fires, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.


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