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CanadaRoofers eyed in accidental ByWard Market fire

20:30  15 april  2019
20:30  15 april  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Fire in ByWard Market intensifying

Fire in ByWard Market intensifying Firefighters are dealing with a blaze on the roof of the Vittoria Trattoria restaurant in the ByWard Market. The fire at 35 William St. was reported just before 11:30 a.m. Friday. 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. Motorists and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area.

Ottawa Fire have determined the fire that occurred at 304 Cumberland St. on Monday evening in the Byward Market was a smoking-related accident . According to Ottawa fire , the investigation involved a number of interviews and a thorough investigation of the fire ground.

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Roofers eyed in accidental ByWard Market fire© Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press Smoke filled the market, prompting the evacuation of the area.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has deemed the Vittoria Trattoria fire accidental, and says investigators are looking into the activities of a roofing crew working on the restaurant when Friday's fire broke out.

At 11:20 a.m. Friday, emergency responders were called to Vittoria Trattoria, housed in a century-old building at 35 William St. in Ottawa's historic ByWard Market.

The flames had started on the northeast corner of the restaurant's roof, where a roofing crew was at work, the fire marshal's office said.

The fire then rapidly spread through the roofs of several attached buildings along the block, and at its height, the four-alarm blaze was being fought by more than 100 firefighters. No one was injured.

'A storied history': A look at fire-ravaged ByWard building's past

'A storied history': A look at fire-ravaged ByWard building's past A city archivist says the century-old building that housed Vittoria Trattoria, and caught on fire last week, is representative of the history of the ByWard Market. A location that began as a hotel later housed second-hand shops and then restaurants, changing as the market has changed. "It's a fascinating little microcosm of the vibrant market," city archivist Paul Henry said. "It's a shame that such a building with such a storied history was damaged." Emergency crews were called to the Italian restaurant on 35 William St. Friday afternoon.

ByWard Market (sometimes called By Ward Market , Byward Market or simply The Market , Marché By in French) is a district in Lower Town (Ottawa, Ontario) located east of the government and business district, surrounding the market buildings and open-air market on George, York

The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors. This area averages 50,000 visitors per weekend in the summer months.

Roofers eyed in accidental ByWard Market fire© Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press

It was finally brought under control just before 3 p.m., and an early estimate pegged the damage at more than $2 million.

A more fulsome report is expected soon, the fire marshal's office said.

In an interview with CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning earlier Monday, restaurant owner Domenic Santaguida said the building was being turned over to insurers.

You can listen to the full interview below.

Roofers eyed in accidental ByWard Market fire© Hallie Cotnam/CBC Hallie Cotnam/CBC Roofers eyed in accidental ByWard Market fire© Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press

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