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Police believe Parksville fire was deliberate

Investigators want to speak to anyone with information about the blaze, or who has dash-cam footage or other video
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Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the Memorial Avenue blaze, which was called into the Parksville Fire Department by a passerby about 6 a.m. Via Oceanside Animal Clinic

Oceanside RCMP believe a Thursday morning fire in a Parksville was deliberately set.

The Parksville Fire Department responded about 6 a.m. to the blaze in a commercial building in the downtown area. The building was empty at the time.

Damage was extensive to both the interior and exterior, police said.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone with information or who has dash-cam footage or other video.

Contact Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111.

jbell@timescolonist.com