Arson is suspected in an apartment fire in downtown Red Deer early Friday morning.
About 30 residents were evacuated from the apartment building at 5518 44th Ave. about 3:30 a.m. when the fire was discovered.
A tenant managed to put out the small blaze with a portable fire extinguisher. Firefighters removed burnt items and ventilated the apartment, as well as conducting a search of the building.
One person was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Fire damage was minimal and RCMP continue to investigate.