Emergency crews respond to an apartment fire on Tuesday, Oct. 20. (PHOTO COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)

Emergency crews respond to an apartment fire on Tuesday, Oct. 20. (PHOTO COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)

Port Alberni RCMP investigate possible arson

Fire was contained but three people displaced in aftermath

A fire that started in a storage unit above the law offices of Charles Beckingham and Co. on Argyle Street in Port Alberni is being treated as suspicious.

On Oct. 20, shortly after 6 p.m. Port Alberni RCMP, Port Alberni Fire Department and BC Ambulance responded to a fire at 5021 Argyle St., in a residential area above the law offices.

The fire was contained to a storage unit and although there were no injuries, three people were displaced because of the incident, RCMP Sgt. Clay Wiebe said.

No arrests have been made to date; police are still investigating, Wiebe said.

One woman who said she lost her home due to the fire was trying to get a room at the Port Alberni Shelter (Our Home on Eighth) on Friday, Oct. 22 because she had nowhere else to go.

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