Ottawa firefighters are on the scene of a large blaze at 35 William Street in the Byward Market.
The incident was deemed a 2 alarm fire at 11:25 a.m., Friday. It was upgraded to a 4 alarm blaze at 1:06 p.m.
Ottawa Fire Service Public Information Officer Daniel Cardinal tells 1310 NEWS' The Rick Gibbons Show what firefighters are up against:
Live w fire cief https://t.co/MPKsfLSoMj— Jenn Pritchard (@JennnPritchard) April 12, 2019
Officials say everyone made it out of the building safely.
Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area between Dalhousie Street and Sussex Drive.