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Firefighters from Alert Bay, Port McNeill and Sointula have been battling structure fires in Alert Bay on Monday night.

At 8:30 pm, Port McNeill Fire Rescue reported it had a 6 man crew on mutual aid in Alert Bay on Cormorant Island assisting on a structure fire.

Resident Diane Alfred wrote on Facebook that two homes had caught fire, and flames had spread to nearby bushes as well.

Witnesss now report the fires appear to be under control. They also say no one was in either home when the fires started.

There is an outpouring of support on social media in the community on Monday night for those who’ve been battling the flames.

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Ben O'Hara