Tuesday’s fire on Nicol Street, in which three people were found dead, has been ruled as accidental, according to Nanaimo Fire Rescue.
“This tragic event resulted in loss of life to three people and our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and extended families at this time,” said Karen Fry, fire chief, in a press release.
The victims of the fire were former North Deltan Amberlee Scarr, her seven-year-old daughter Piper and Piper’s father Jason Stephenson.
Investigators say the fire was most likely caused by unattended candles. The fire investigation is now complete.
— Nanaimo Bulletin (@NanaimoBulletin) October 10, 2017