One person is in hospital, following an early morning structure fire in Campbell River.

At around 3:30 am today (Jan. 10th), fire crews were dispatched to the 3700 block of South Island Highway.

The initial 911 call indicated a fire on the roof, however, when crews arrived on scene, fire chief Thomas Doherty says they noticed the fire quickly spreading.

According to Doherty, one of the residents did sustain injuries when trying to extinguish the blaze. He says that person was sent to hospital.

The cause is now under investigation.