RCMP are looking for anyone with information about the fire or the body discovered on Sunday.
Just after midnight at 85 Wallace St, an abandoned clinic lit on fire. An officer on patrol saw the fire and reported it, with Fire and Rescue crews attending minutes later.
The deceased was located while searching for victims. They haven’t been identified yet, and an autopsy is expected in the future.
Other people were located near the scene and were escorted away.
“While it is only early in the investigation and considerable investigation is required, there is nothing to suggest at this time that foul play is involved”, said Reserve Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
Fire and forensic investigators returned later to examine and obtain any potential forensic evidence.
Nanaimo RCMP say they’re aware of other recent incidents where people have been sheltering in or around the property.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.