Crews on scene of fire at historic building

A fire in Welland this afternoon has multiple units on the scene of an historic building.

Smoke and flames can be seen coming from the building at the intersection of Division and Burgar.

The building at 24 Burgar Street, constructed in 1859 and designated as historic in 1985, has been empty since Rinderlins restaurant closed.

Fire officials are asking you to avoid the area as crews get a handle on the blaze.

 

 

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