The Parksville Fire Department spent nearly four hours trying to contain the fire at a commercial complex on Memorial Avenue on Thursday, September 22nd.
The investigation is currently ongoing with the Oceanside RCMP General Investigation Section and RCMP Fire Investigators continuing to collect evidence at the scene.
The Oceanside RCMP indicated in a press release that it believed the fire was purposely directed to the rear exterior of the building.
If anyone has any information about this fire or has a dashcam or video surveillance from the area around 6am this morning, investigators would like to speak to you. said the sergeant. Shane Worth.
Fire departments and police are still working in the area, and the public is being asked to respect the temporary closures and barriers currently in place.
The department was called around 6:00 a.m.
“There was a structural collapse at the rear of the building and the fire brigade was pulled out of the building and worked from the outside,” said Fire Chief Mark Norris. “We want to make sure the fire brigade is in a safe place.”
No one was in the building at the time.
Because both sides of the building are made of concrete, firefighters were limited to fighting in the air using ladder trucks. Norris said it took hours to deal with the difficult-to-access hotspots.
The Qualicum Beach and Ellington Fire Departments were called in to assist.
More than 25 people work in the building, including law firms, Salvation Army offices, and property management offices.
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Parksville fire brigade called in to fight ‘suspected’ early morning fire – Victoria News
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