12 people are without a home tonight, after fire damaged their Nanaimo apartment complex last night.
RCMP officers and fire officials were on scene this morning investigating what caused the fire
It broke out at approximately ten p.m. Wednesday.
When crews arrived they found a fire inside a second floor apartment.
It was quickly put out, but the building suffered smoke and water damage throughout.
Twelve residents were forced out of their homes as a result.
There were no injuries.
Officials say the fire is suspicious in nature.