Nanaimo Fire Rescue and RCMP are investigating a fire in a community garden shed at John Barsby Secondary School and would like to speak with a person of interest who was seen in the area at the time of the fire. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and RCMP are investigating a fire in a community garden shed at John Barsby Secondary School and would like to speak with a person of interest who was seen in the area at the time of the fire. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating suspicious fire in high school’s community garden

Shed burned on John Barsby Secondary School property

Nanaimo RCMP would like to speak with a person of interest who was seen near a suspicious fire on the weekend.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to a fire in a garden shed at John Barsby Secondary School’s community garden shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, April 3.

Firefighters doused the fire, but not before significant damage to the shed, which will have to be destroyed, said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien in an e-mail to the News Bulletin.

Nanaimo RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating.

The person who was seen in the area of the fire was described as bald and carrying a scooter.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP detachment’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and refer to file No. 2022-11222.

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