Burning shoe to blame for apartment fire in Abbotsford

Crews called out at about 3 a.m. Sunday to the incident on Hillcrest Avenue

Crews put out a fire at an apartment building on Hillcrest Avenue in Abbotsford early Sunday morning.

Crews put out a fire at an apartment building on Hillcrest Avenue in Abbotsford early Sunday morning.

Abbotsford fire crews were called to a fire in an Abbotsford apartment complex early this morning (Sunday).

The call came in at 3 a.m. to the building on Hillcrest Avenue, after a resident on the fourth floor smelled smoke, looked outside and saw a fire on a third-floor balcony.

When crews arrived, they found something burning on the balcony, and they quickly extinguished the fire.

They then discovered that the object that had been burning was a running shoe, although there is no indication of how the fire started.

Damage to the building was minimal, and residents were allowed back into their suites.