Dryer fire on Morton Street

No one was injured or home at the time of the blaze, according to the Port Alberni Fire Department.

Port Alberni Fire Department Deputy Chief Wes Patterson

A fire at a house on Morton Street was likely caused by a dryer, according to Port Alberni Fire Department Deputy Chief Wes Patterson.

“It appears to have started with the lint in the dryer,” said Patterson. Built up lint in the lint tray is a common cause of dryer fires.

“The crew arrived on scene and found heavy smoke on the main floor.”

No one was injured or home at the time of the blaze but the residents came home to talk to fire crews.

While the house sustained some smoke damage, firefighters had yet to do a full assessment of the structure.

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