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Late night blaze destroys empty building in Port Alberni on Sunday (VIDEO)


Firefighters were called to a structural fire on Sunday night in the heart of Port Alberni.

The Port Alberni Fire Department posted a video online of the massive blaze at around 9 p.m. that evening.

The building that was engulfed in flames is located on 3rd Avenue between Dunbar Street and Napier Street. 

Port Alberni fire crews had assistance from the Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the Cherry Creek Fire Department and the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish the fire but the building still sustained heavy damage. 

The road was reopened and firefighters were off the scene by around 11:30 p.m. the same night.

The interior of the building suffered heavy smoke damage and the exterior at the building’s rear was also extensively damaged in the blaze.

Officials say the building was empty and no one was hurt during the fire as the building was a warehouse space and mostly used for storage. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

3rd Ave closed between Dunbar and Napier for a structure fire. #structurefire #portalberni

Posted by Port Alberni Fire Department on Sunday, November 20, 2022

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