Structure fire forces road closure in Fredericton.

A fire at a local business forced parts of Prospect Street to close this morning in Fredericton.

The Fredericton Fire Department blocked a section from Duncan Lane all the way to Woodstock Road as firefighters battled the blaze at the lawn care and weed control business, Nutri-Lawn.

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief, Dave McKinley tells the Daily Gleaner that crews got the call around 7:30.

There was no danger to the public as the chemicals and fertilizers used by the company were housed in another building.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area as heavy smoke caused poor visibility.