The Harbourview Apartments are located on Third Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

The Harbourview Apartments are located on Third Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Suspicious Christmas morning apartment fire investigated in Port Alberni

Alarm call came in just after 6 a.m. at Harbourview Apartments

RCMP and fire crews are investigating a suspicious Christmas morning apartment fire in Port Alberni.

According to the Port Alberni Fire Department, the alarm call came in just after 6 a.m. for the Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue. While the crew was en route, the call was upgraded to a structure fire and Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department were also paged.

The PAFD said in a tweet that working fire alarms and a fast response by crews were able to contain the fire to the suite of origin.

The cause of the fire is suspicious, and fire crews and RCMP are investigating.

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