The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the early hours of Sunday morning (Feb. 11) on Pioneer Crescent. — Photo courtesy of Parksville Volunteer Fire Department Facebook

Parksville crews put out fire on Pioneer Crescent

Two fire sent inside; RCMP taking over investigation

A structure fire Sunday in Parksville has been deemed suspicious and has now been handed over to the RCMP.

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single-storey structure fire on Pioneer Crescent in the early hours of Sunday (Feb. 11). Assistant fire chief Tyrone Heigh said crews arrived on scene shortly after 2 a.m.

Once on scene, Heigh said, crews found two separate fires inside the home which he added was “definitely suspicious.” Heigh noted the house was vacant at the time of the fire.

There was “a fair bit” of smoke and the fire damage was most significant in the kitchen hallway area, Heigh added. He also said fire crews managed to get the fire knocked out pretty quick.

“Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, the investigation has been handed over to the RCMP,” Heigh said.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Run for wounded soldiers, first responders stops in Qualicum Beach

Run started Feb. 19 in Port Hardy to conclude in Victoria Sunday, Feb. 25

Twitter feed prays for — instead of preying on — B.C. MLAs

Non-partisan Christian group wants to support politicians through personalized prayer

Adopted pet pig gets killed and eaten

Animal was adopted out by SPCA staff in the Cowichan Valley

Bucs take 2-0 series lead against the Generals

Game 3 will be played at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m.

Local running club wants track to be upgraded

President asks RDN to find a way to make improvements now instead of later

Therapy dogs make appearance at B.C. Games

The St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program launches a pilot project at the 2018 Kamloops B.C. Winter Games

Sticking the landing at the B.C. Games

Gymnasts talk competition, B.C. Winter Games, and teamwork in Kamloops

$153M in federal cash to fund child care, education training in B.C.

Bilateral agreement will create 1,370 new infant and toddler spaces

A B.C. woman talks her life in the sex trade

A view into the life from one Kelowna prostitute and the issues it can cause for women

Hundreds march for justice in death of Winnipeg teen

Tina Fontaine was pulled from a river in 2014, her body wrapped in a blanket and weighed down by rocks

Maritimes want their own CFL team

Their biggest hurdle is getting a stadium commitment in place

Former Island hockey player dies suddenly in Costa Rica

Well known and popular former hockey and lacrosse player dies in accident while travelling

Wounded Warrior Run BC makes it to the Comox Valley

Day four of the annual fundraiser saw the team stop in Courtenay and Comox

Most Read