Prince Rupert fire crews extinguished a fire at a home on 8th Avenue West early January 3. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

RCMP briefs: Early morning house fire and Binh Tran still missing

Six people arrested on New Years Eve in Prince Rupert

Early morning house fire

Prince Rupert fire crews responded to a fire at a home in the 500 block of Eighth Avenue West at approximately 4:19 a.m, Jan. 3.

“There were approximately five occupants in the home, they all got out safely along with their pet cat,” said fire chief Dave Mckenzie.

Six fire fighters, and RCMP, arrived on the scene to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the fire chief doesn’t suspect any foul play.

Prince Rupert RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Devon Gerrits said he can confirm the property is not related to the house where police executed a search warrant for drugs in May, 2018.

READ MORE: $40,000 worth of drugs found in homes across from middle school

Binh Tran is still missing

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Prince Rupert man who was last seen Dec. 11.

Binh Tran was last seen Dec. 11. Members of Ground Search and Rescue were utilized to help with a search for Tran on Dec. 14, behind the Anchor Inn, where he was last seen.

He’s described as Vietnamese, 5’9, 175 lbs, short black hair, left ear and nose peircing, 27 years old. He was last seen wearing a black sweater, black sweat pants and a dark baseball hat.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Binh Tran is urged to contact their local police, Prince Rupert RCMP 250-627-0700 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Busy New Years Eve

Cpl. Gerrits said RCMP responded to 23 files and arrested six people who were held at the Prince Rupert detachment for liquor related offences. They were held until they were sober.

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Prince Rupert fire crews extinguished a fire at a home on 8th Avenue West early January 3. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View) Prince Rupert resident, Binh Tran, has been missing since Dec. 11. (RCMP provided photo)

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