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.