Attic Fire in Welland

A fire in Welland has closed an intersection.

The blaze at 208 Niagara Street was reported at around 3pm this afternoon.

Police have closed the intersection off at Church to allow crews at fight the fire.

Fire officials say they are making progress battling the blaze which appears to have started in the attic.

They say the resident of the home was awoken by smoke alarms.

The occupant suffered minor burns and was exposed to smoke.