Footbridge set on fire in Nanaimo’s Bowen Park

Footbridge set on fire in Nanaimo's Bowen Park

A popular footbridge in Nanaimo’s Bowen Park is damaged and closed to the public after someone set fire to it Monday.

Nanaimo firefighters were called to put out a fire on the bridge over the Millstone River near Bradley Street Monday morning.

Investigators say it appears to have been started by someone stuffing burning pages of a book into the deck and railing. Charred debris and the book is still at the scene. The damage to the bridge has closed it to the public as officials investigate.

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