An early morning fire Friday has destroyed part of a home on Headquarters Road.
The home, located near the 4600 block of Headquarters Road, was unoccupied at the time of the fire, confirmed Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex.
“The call originally came in as an apartment fire but it’s one of the cabins,” he added.
Firefighters responded to the call before 7 a.m., and Bardonnex noted the lights were on when they arrived but there was nobody in or near the building.
Comox Valley RCMP closed a section of the road with only one lane of traffic flowing until around 8:30 a.m.
Bardonnex believes the fire appeared to have started in the wall and extended.
“It’s a lower-income housing that is here, sometimes there are more then just the people who are supposed to in the place. We are fortunate the building was empty and it’s just the structure we’re dealing with,” he added.
— With a file from CTV Vancouver Island