Man, 65, arrested after admitting to starting house fire in Cedar

A 65-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a house fire in Cedar after telling police he started it.

Nanaimo RCMP and the North Cedar Fire Department responded about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and found a mobile home on Barnes Road engulfed in flames.

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Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the structure.

Police said a man arrived at the property and in front of officers said he had started the blaze.

He was arrested for arson and taken to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment.

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