NANAIMO (NEWS 1130) – The bodies of a seven-year-old girl and two adults have been pulled from a burned-out building in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue was called to a fire at a home on Nicol St. around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The investigation was unable to start until the morning because the house was too hot to enter.
Fire Chief Karen Fry says during a search of the building, three bodies were pulled from the property.
“We’ll be doing a fire investigation tomorrow morning with the police,” she says.
Corporal Jon Stuart with the Nanaimo RCMP says the young girl attended a local school, and family of the deceased have been contacted.
“This is a terrible tragedy to hit our community” he says. “We are working with the fire department to investigate this incident”.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating.
“So it’s still very early in the investigation but what I can tell you is that we are investigating three deaths at a residence in Nanaimo, and at this stage there’s no other details available because it is so early in the investigation,’ says Andy Watson with the Coroners Service.
Police and firefighters are set to update their investigation at a news conference later this morning.