St. Catharines apartment building evacuated after small fire, but lots of smoke

Buses have been sent to shelter tenants of an apartment building in St. Catharnes following a small fire.

 Fire crews were called to the building at 165 Ontario Street, at the corner of Fourth Ave just before 7:30am.

The Valley View apartment building has been evacuated as a precaution.

Five St.Catharines fire trucks are on the scene.

Fire officials tells us there was a small fire in an office unit which was being restored.

They believe oily rags ignited a small fire which caused a lot of smoke.

Officials are now working on clearing the smoke.

Residents will be allowed back into the building shortly.