Police investigating suspicious car fire


2020-10-01 08:59 PDT

File # 2020-35470

At approximately 11 pm on Saturday September 26, 2020, City of Nanaimo Fire and Rescue, and police responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Thunderbird Drive. The fire caused significant damage to the rear exterior of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. Fire investigators believe the fire was intentionally set with an unknown accelerant.

Police 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 is related to the fire.

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

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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