There were no fatalities or injuries after fire damaged two living units in a fourplex on Falls Street on Monday evening. Two corner units however incurred smoke and water damage.

No fatalities in Alberni fourplex fire

Two units of a fourplex are heavily damaged and two have smoke and water damage after a fire on Falls Street, Monday night.

Two units of a fourplex are heavily damaged and two have smoke and water damage after fire ripped through the multi-family residence on Falls Street, Monday night.

Firemen from Beaver Creek, Sproat Lake and the Port Alberni Fire Department responded to 9-1-1 calls about the fire at 9 p.m., Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charlie Starratt said.

Once there, fire personnel found a garage and two living units fully involved. Firemen entered one of the burning units shortly after they arrived on scene because one resident was unaccounted for. The resident was later found safe; she had been at another location when someone contacted her about the fire.

Firemen brought the blaze under control within a half hour and remained on the scene until midnight mopping up. There were no fatalities or injuries reported, Starratt said.

Two of the inside living units sustained heavy fire damage while the two corner units suffered only smoke and water damage.

The investigation into the cause of the fire continues, Starratt said.

The fire was in Alberni Clayoquot Region District jurisdiction but Port Alberni and Sproat Lake responded under a mutual aid agreement.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

Port Alberni council looking at nearly 4% tax increase for 2019

Policing, bridge rehabilitation and impending cruise ship visits all jostling for funding

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

BUSINESS BEAT: New board room at Steampunk Café has nautical flair

Teresa Bird writes about business happenings once a month in the Alberni Valley News

ARTS AROUND: Artists invited to exhibit work at Port Alberni gallery

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications for the 2020 calendar year

Port Alberni millwright brings Beatles’ iconic yellow submarine to life for ice show

Beatlemania is set to take the ice on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex

70% of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccines for children: poll

The debate for pro and anti vaccinations has heated up after a measles outbreak in Vancouver

Vancouver Island petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

A Courtenay couple is collecting signatures for their petition to decriminalize drugs in Canada

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

‘A little baloney’ in PM’s claim about solicitor-client privilege on SNC-Lavalin

The Conservatives and NDP want Trudeau to waive that privilege so Wilson-Raybould can offer her side of the story

Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless: critics

When Canada legalized weed last fall, it only allowed fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds

Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

But most analysts see a limited market for foldable-screen phones

Most Read