Suspicious fire prompts police investigation

North Cowichan-Duncan

2024-02-10 11:58 HNP

Dossier nº 2024-2133

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The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP is currently investigating a suspicious fire in a commercial area.

Just before 1:00 a.m., on February 10, 2024 the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire in the 5000 block of York Street in Duncan. The building, containing multiple businesses, was completely engulfed in flames. Occupants from neighbouring properties were safely evacuated.

North Cowichan Fire Department attended to contain the blaze. Based on the suspicious nature of the fire, investigators launched a criminal investigation. The Vancouver Island District RCMP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Fire Inspector with the Municipality of North Cowichan are also investigating. Scene security is being maintained.

We are requesting the public avoid the area as the investigation is ongoing and surrounding roadways are cordoned off, said S/Sgt Ken Beard of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

If anyone has any information in relation to this incident, please contact the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

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Cap. Alex Bérubé
S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District de l’île
2881, rue Nanaimo, Victoria (C.-B.) V8T 4Z8
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