The Parksville Fire Department and Oceanside RCMP are investigating an early-morning fire in Parksville.
The fire department and police were called to the fire at 585 Martindale Road just after 4 a.m. Police said all occupants got out of the home safely but the house is extensively damaged and is expected to be a total loss.
RCMP and the fire department said they have determined that the fire is suspicious. The investigation into the blaze is ongoing.
Anyone who has information about the fire, or saw any suspicious persons or vehicles leaving the area, is asked to call Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111. If you wish to report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.