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Nanaimo RCMP have are investigating a vehicle fire that has been deemed suspicious.

At around 11 p.m. on September 26, police and Nanaimo Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Thunderbird Drive.

A statement from RCMP says the rear end of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer was damaged significantly in a fire.

Preliminary investigations led officers to believe that the fire was set intentionally, using an unknown accelerant.

“Police conducted neighbourhood inquiries and determined that a vehicle was heard earlier in the evening, racing up and down the street squealing its tires,” reads the statement from Nanaimo RCMP.

“No description was obtained for the driver or vehicle and it is unknown if this vehicle or its occupants is related to the fire.”

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-35470.