Car fire on Elizabeth Street in Port Alberni

A car caught fire just after 11 a.m today (May 19) in the 4500 block of Elizabeth Street.

Port Alberni Fire Department firefighters fight a car fire on the 4500 block of Elizabeth Street.

A car caught fire just after 11 a.m today (May 19) in the 4500 block of Elizabeth Street.

According to Port Alberni Fire Department Capt. Andre Guerin said that no cause had yet been established for the blaze.

“The car caught fire. It was a total fluek, the car’s been parked there for an hour or two,” said Guerin, adding that the car was turned off and locked.

Firefighters had to break the front, driver’s side window and force the hood open to extinguish the blaze. The case will be turned over to ICBC for investigation, Guerin said.

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