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Mounties investigate after body found in house fire

Feb. 26, 2014, Lantzville, B.C. – A body has been found in what remains of a burned-out home north of Nanaimo, B.C.

February 26, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Feb. 26, 2014, Lantzville, B.C. – A body has been found in what remains of a burned-out home north of Nanaimo, B.C.

Volunteer firefighters in Lantzville discovered the body after dousing the blaze early Tuesday evening.

They say the blaze began in the garage at around 6:30 p.m., and spread to the house.

No else was in the home at the time.

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Members of Nanaimo RCMP's serious crime unit have taken over the investigation while the victim is identified and family are contacted.

A cause of the fire is being investigated.