Investigators were looking for clues Monday after last Friday’s fatal fire at a Saanich apartment building.

The fire at 2623 Richmond Avenue began at 4:30 a.m. Friday.

It took about an hour to extinguish but fire crews remained on scene until late in the afternoon.

On Monday, fire investigators were still on scene trying to find out where and how the fire began.

Officials say 31 of the 85 suites are now uninhabitable. Of the four people rescued, two were seniors and one appeared to be in their fifties. The woman who was found unresponsive in the fire and later pronounced dead was in her 60s.

The province’s seniors advocate also voiced concern over the safety of aging buildings.

The one at 2623 Richmond Avenue was built in 1972 and many residents were seniors. The building had two elevators.

Officials are hoping to wrap up their investigation tomorrow.

Calvin To