Fire in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market spreading

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Fire in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market spreading

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Firefighters are dealing with a blaze on the roof of the Vittoria Trattoria restaurant in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market.

The fire at 35 William St. was reported just before 11:30 a.m. Friday, and has reached a third alarm.

By 11:50 a.m., firefighters were being called off the roof and out of the building due to “rapidly deteriorating conditions,” according to fire department photographer Scott Stilborn.

The flames were spreading through the roofs of attached buildings, which have been evacuated.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Motorists and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area.

York Street is closed to all traffic between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street, and George Street is closed to all traffic between Sussex and Dalhousie.

No other details were immediately available.

Fire crews have been ordered off the roof and out of the building due to rapidly deteriorating fire conditions. (Scott Stilborn/Ottawa Fire Services)

A fire broke out on the roof of a restaurant in the ByWard Market late Friday morning. (@ByWardMarketBIA/Twitter)

This story originally appeared on CBC

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