Suspicious apartment fire displaces 18 residents

Nanaimo, BC: A fire to a south end townhouse unit located at 215 Sabiston Street has been deemed suspicious in nature. All 18 tenants in the 6 units were removed safely from the complex.

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The fire, reported at approximately 1 am on Saturday October 22nd, appears to have originated on the front porch of the complex. Fire crews managed to control the blaze however there was extensive smoke, fire and water damage throughout all 6 units.

Only two tenants received minor injuries; an elderly male treated for cuts and scrapes and an adult female, who was treated for burns to her upper body. The 18 tenants are temporarily being housed at a local motel.

The investigation has been turned over to the Nanaimo RCMP and no suspects have been identified. If anyone has information on this incident, please 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.

File # 2016-35205

Nanaimo RCMP


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