Crews tackle St. John's fires

The St. John's Regional Fire Department tackled a fire Wednesday at a building that had been a church, in the second office fire in as many days.
Firefighters were called to a fire at an office complex on Quidi Vidi Road in St. John's early Wednesday. (Martine Blue/CBC)

The St. John's Regional Fire Department tackled a fire Wednesday at a building that had long been a church, in the second office fire in as many days.

Smoke billowed out of Caledonia Place before 6 a.m. on Quidi Vidi Road as crews arrived on the scene, which is just a short distance from Quidi Vidi Lake, where the Royal St. John's Regatta is being held Wednesday.

The building had formerly been St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. It's not known how much damage was sustained.

Meanwhile, fire crews were called to another building on Tuesday night, when smoke and flames were reported at the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association complex on Freshwater Road.

Crews found a small fire confined to the roof and eaves of the building, and quickly brought it under control. It's not known what caused the fire to start.

No one was inside at the time and there was no damage to the interior of the building, which has been undergoing renovations.