On October 18th, 2019 at approximately 0100 am Port Alberni Detachment received a report of an alarm at 3805 Redford St at the Alberni Inn. This was followed shortly thereafter by multiple reports of flames at that location, Port Alberni fire Department also attended to address the immediate property and safety concerns. The property owner had been alerted to the fire and was successful in knocking down the bulk of the fire. Port Alberni Detachment is actively investigating this as a suspicious fire, our Detachment Forensic Investigation Section and Fire Investigator are examining the site and closed circuit video in the area is being reviewed. Any information from the public in regard to this incident can be provided directly to the Detachment to the attention of this file number or through Crime Stoppers.