A 43-year-old Parksville woman was in police custody Friday afternoon after being arrested for alleged arson, according to Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman.
Police were called to a waterfront home along Admiral Tryon Boulevard in Columbia Beach at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Foreman said Mounties were the first to arrive on the scene and they located a woman nearby. “We questioned her and determined she was (allegedly) responsible,” Foreman told The NEWS Friday afternoon.
He said a motive for any possible arson has not been determined.
Foreman said the house did not burn to the ground, but sustained “quite a bit of damage.” He said the suspect is slated to appear in Nanaimo court.
The investigation continues.