Century-old building damaged in early morning fire

A fire Friday morning that briefly shut down Notre Dame Ave. between Ellice Ave. and Portage Ave. caused $100,000 in damage to a 100-year-old building.
A number of emergency vehicles investigated a fire that shut down Notre Dame Avenue Friday morning and caused $100,000 to a century-old building. (Pat Kaniuga/CBC)

A fire Friday morning that briefly shut down part of westbound Portage Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue between Ellice Avenue and Portage caused $100,000 in damage to a 100-year-old building. 

One lane of westbound Portage Ave., and Notre Dame Ave. between Ellice Ave. and Portage were both briefly shut down Friday morning. (Trevor Dineen/CBC)

Police said the fire in the 200 block of Notre Dame Ave. started around 6:00 a.m.

Officials said it was an electrical fire in a cable between the third and fourth floor.

No one was hurt.

Streets in the area are open again.

The Electric Railway Chamber Building was built in 1913.


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