04/23/2013 08:40 EDT | Updated 06/23/2013 05:12 EDT

One dead, several homeless as blaze rips through Port Alberni fourplex

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. - One person has been killed and several more are homeless after a fire in Port Alberni, on Vancouver island.

The blaze broke out in a fourplex just before 5 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters were quickly on the scene but could not save one of the occupants.

The name of the victim has not been released and a cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The other people forced out of the units spent the night at a Port Alberni hotel. (CFAX)