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.