Fire at ministry office

July 08

Port Alberni RCMP are investigating a case of arson at the Ministry of Children and Families office on Eighth Avenue.

According to Sgt. Kevin Murray, emergency personnel responded to a fire alarm at the provincial government building at 2 a.m. and found one office aflame.

A witness heard a window smash 40 minutes before police and fire personnel arrived, Murray said.

The fire was confined to one room. Police are treating the incident as arson and have launched an investigation.

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