UPDATE: Police say 7-year-old girl among three dead at Nanaimo house fire

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
October 10, 2017 - 5:09pm Updated: October 10, 2017 - 7:53pm

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NANAIMO — RCMP say a seven-year-old girl and two adults were found dead in a home in the city's south end.

In a release, Nanaimo RCMP said the three were found just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nicol St. home by emergency crews responding to a fire in the home. The Serious Crime Unit is investigating the cause of the fire and deaths, the release said.

Police said Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools has been contacted, as the girl was a local student.

 

EARLIER:

Three people have passed away after an incident in a Nicol St. home.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief Karen Fry confirmed to NanaimoNewsNOW three bodies were removed from the tucked away house at 754 Nicol St.

She said there were few details at the moment and Nanaimo Fire will investigate in the morning with Nanaimo RCMP. 

According to the incident response log, Nanaimo Fire got the call for a fire in the 700 block of Nicol St. shortly after 12:30 p.m.

NanaimoNewsNOW will update the story as more information becomes available. 

 

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