Nanaimo RCMP investigating suspicious vehicle fire

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Nanaimo Fire and Rescue and police responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Thunderbird Drive around 11 p.m. last Saturday.

The fire caused significant damage to the rear exterior of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, according to RCMP. Fire investigators believe the fire was intentionally set with an unknown accelerant.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a suspicious vehicle fire.

Nanaimo Fire and Rescue and police responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Thunderbird Drive around 11 p.m. last Saturday. The fire caused significant damage to the rear exterior of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, according to RCMP. Fire investigators believe the fire was intentionally set with an unknown accelerant.

Police said they conducted neighbourhood inquiries and determined that a vehicle was heard earlier in the evening, racing up and down the street squealing its tires. No description was obtained for the driver or vehicle and it is unknown if this vehicle or its occupants are related to the fire, according to RCMP.

If anyone has information on this incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-35470.

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