The Campbell River RCMP responded with the Campbell River Fire Department to a residential fire in the 600 block of 8th Avenue on Monday at approximately 3 p.m. Campbell River Fire Rescue photo

Fire in abandoned Campbell River house deemed suspicious, RCMP say

Recent reports of squatters coming and going from the home

The Campbell River RCMP responded with the Campbell River Fire department to a residential fire in the 600 block of 8th Avenue on Monday at approximately 3 p.m.

The residence had been unoccupied for a significant amount of time, but there were recent reports of squatters coming and going from the home, according to the Campbell River RCMP. Police were on scene through the night keeping watch on the property and fire investigators were set to visit the scene Tuesday in an attempt to determine the cause of the fire.

Police are calling the fire suspicious and are investigating as well. If anyone from the public has information regarding this fire, the investigators are asking that witnesses contact the Campbell River RCMP. If the witnesses wish to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RELATED: Campbell River imposes total fire ban – includes campfires and beach fires

RELATED: Fire crews suppress smouldering fire on Highway 19 north of Campbell River

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Garbage overflowing around bins in popular Vancouver Island park

Resident blames the design of the garbage bins as garbage piles up at Mount Doug Park

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

More than 200 lives saved in first year at Victoria’s supervised consumption site

Vancouver Island’s largest site celebrates first anniversary with a report of zero deaths

Editorial: Illegal dumping is the hobby of cowards and fools

It probably costs you less time and money to take it to the dump

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

WATCH: Parksville Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first extended steps in nearly three decades

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Undercover operation stings four at Island pawn shops and second hand stores

Accused face charges of attempt to possess stolen property after Campbell River arrests

Hawaiians protest massive telescope on sacred mountain

Officials close road as opponents pursue legal halt

Most Read