Police investigating fatal residential fire

Port Alberni

2023-05-19 11:48 PDT

File # 2023-4845

On May 18, 2023 at approximately 11:12 pm, Port Alberni RCMP responded to a report of a fire at multi-unit residentidial building in the 3600 block of 4th Ave in Port Alberni.

Officers assisted Port Alberni Fire Department to ensure residents were out of the units while the fire was extinguished. A body was located in a unit of the building and the site is secured for investigation.

The family of the deceased has been notified and have been provided local supports.

Port Alberni RCMP General Investigation Section, RCMP fire investigator and frontline officers are investigating alongside the BC Coroner Service, Port Alberni Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

The cause of the fire and fatality are under investigation. No further details can be released at this time.

The Bread of Life is assisting the residents displaced by this incident with immediate resources and will be working with partner agencies to support them. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153

Email: alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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