Diane Alfred posted this photo on Facebook of a fire involving two homes in Alert Bay Monday night. Facebook photo

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

RCMP in Alert Bay are asking for any information in relation to a fire that destroyed two houses on 2nd Street.

On Monday, March 18, around 7 p.m., officers from the Alert Bay RCMP were called to a structure fire in Alert Bay that had fully engulfed one house and had jumped to another, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Chris Manseau said in a press release. The fire then spread to a grassy wooded area near the gravel pit where local community residents attempted to contain it until the Port McNeil Fire Department arrived via ferry.

There were no injuries as one house was vacant, and the homeowner of the other was away at the time of the fire.

Alert Bay RCMP partnered with Port McNeil RCMP and Port Hardy RCMP members and determined that the fire was suspicious. The RCMP Vancouver Island General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section are also in attendance helping the Alert Bay RCMP with the investigation.

The investigation is proceeding and suspects have been identified as under the ages of 18 and should charges be approved, they will proceed under the YCJA.

Just Posted

Oceanside RCMP auxiliary officer earns top honour for volunteer work

Dally presented special award by Island Commander

Island residents team up on beach cleanups, call for government regulation

‘It’s way beyond what we can deal with’: Lasqueti, Texada, Denman islanders

‘A really kind person’: Parksville’s Nick Major remembered by instructor

Outpouring of support in the days following death of young man

Lighthouse Community Hall to get new $40K roof

Regional district approves 2019 CWF projects

Banners could add pop of colour to Parksville business district

District includes businesses between the Orange Bridge and McVickers Street

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

Nanaimo tubber sets all-time record at bathtub race

Justin Lofstrom completes course in fastest-ever time

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Most Read