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Suspicious fire guts notorious Parksville house

Parksville, BC, Canada / 88.5 The Beach
Suspicious fire guts notorious Parksville house

PARKSVILLE — There’s virtually nothing left of a Martindale Rd. house after an early morning fire.

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman said the fire broke out at 585 Martindale Rd. just after 4:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Five people got out safely with no injuries, but despite a quick response the house was in poor condition.

“There’s extensive fire and water damage…I would think it’s a total loss,” Foreman said.

He confirmed this is the same well-known house involved in an earlier bust for loaded and unsecured firearms.

Foreman said police are unsure if there’s a correlation between the notorious nature of the house and Monday morning’s fire.

Anyone who was in the area or knows something about the incident is urged to call Oceanside RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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