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Nanaimo RCMP investigate suspicious fire
The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a fire reported shortly after 10 pm on Wednesday July 20th at 25 Front St. The building is a multi-purpose use with a business known as Nature Source Society Dispensary on the lower level and with apartments above. The fire was contained to a second level residential apartment above the dispensary and the resulting smoke and water damage forced the evacuation of twelve residents.
Fire inspectors and investigators with the Nanaimo RCMP have examined the scene. The Nanaimo RCMP are in the early stages of the investigation and are currently in the process of interviewing potential witnesses and preparing a search warrant to enter the affected apartment.
If anyone has information on the fire they are asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com. text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.