An apartment fire in Port Hardy has forced 48 people out of their homes.

The fire broke out Wednesday just before 4 a.m. at Creekside Apartments, a four-storey building on the corner of Granville Street and Highland Drive.

According to Fire Chief Brent Borg, the fire started in the corner apartment on the fourth floor of the building.

The fire was contained to that apartment but did extensive damage, rendering the building uninhabitable for an indefinite amount of time.

Borg said that no one was hurt and that emergency social services will be housing the affected residents at the Port Hardy Civic Centre.