A fire at a west Edmonton apartment complex was deliberately set, investigators announced on Friday.

The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Thursday at the Westlawn Village apartments, a three-storey walk-up at 96A Avenue and 165th Street.

The fire caused $300,000 in damages to the contents and $2 million to the building.

Investigators say the fire started in the bedroom of a second-floor suite. It went out the window, spreading to the third floor and into the interior of the roof.

It took a couple of hours for more than 60 firefighters to get the fire under control.