Firefighters with Port Alberni Fire Department respond to a structure fire in the 3600-block of Fifth Avenue on Saturday, July 11, 2020. A house was heavily damaged in the fire. (KYLE CROFTS/ Special to the News)

Fire damages home on Fifth Avenue in Port Alberni

Fire crews spend late morning hours knocking down blaze

Police, fire and ambulance crews responded to reports of a structure fire in the 3600-block of Fifth Avenue in Port Alberni on Saturday morning, July 11, 2020.

Flames could be seen shooting as high as nearby trees, said Joan Tivey, who lives nearby with a roommate.

Emergency vehicles showed up shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to another witness.

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Police, fire and ambulance crews respond to a structure fire in the 3600-block of Fifth Avenue in Port Alberni on Saturday, July 11, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

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