Breaking: Fire buring in downtown building

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning in a building on Water Street.

The fire is believed to have started at 148 Water Street - an Italian restaurant - just before 5 p.m. Several fire houses responded to the 911 call, including an aerial ladder truck which is spraying water on the roof of one of the buildings now.

Reporters are at the scene and say there's smoke coming from four buildings across the street from the Scotia building as well as from the eaves of the Credit Union building at the corner of Water Street and McBrides Hill. It's likely the fire has gotten into the walls of the buildings.

For more updates check back to The Telegram's website.

Organizations: Credit Union, The Telegram

Geographic location: Water Street

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  • Marilyn
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    GHOST BUSTERS! OH MY!

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    St. John's is forever burning! Fire after fire after fire and it goes on and on. It's a bit much ....
    Shouldn't there be some sort of research and findings done to figure out WHY there are so many fires in St. John's. It's not normal!

  • city slicker
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    hahah @ mr sarcasm

    w - it doesn't take research to see that the architecture of many buildings in this city is a major reason. fake walls built in front of old walls during renovations = oxygen holes = more fuel t the fire. close together buildings/row houses = VERY very easily spreading of fires.

  • Simba
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    an Italian restaurant scoff soff, I would hardly call Pasta Plus an Italian restaurant.

  • Mr. Fixer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    te address is actually 248 Water Street not 148.. Just thought i would let you know

  • Mr.
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    hey W, Probably got something to do with a water ban. People need to call 311 to see if putting out a small fire is allowed. Can't use water outside.

  • Marilyn
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    GHOST BUSTERS! OH MY!

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    St. John's is forever burning! Fire after fire after fire and it goes on and on. It's a bit much ....
    Shouldn't there be some sort of research and findings done to figure out WHY there are so many fires in St. John's. It's not normal!

  • city slicker
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    hahah @ mr sarcasm

    w - it doesn't take research to see that the architecture of many buildings in this city is a major reason. fake walls built in front of old walls during renovations = oxygen holes = more fuel t the fire. close together buildings/row houses = VERY very easily spreading of fires.

  • Simba
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    an Italian restaurant scoff soff, I would hardly call Pasta Plus an Italian restaurant.

  • Mr. Fixer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    te address is actually 248 Water Street not 148.. Just thought i would let you know

  • Mr.
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    hey W, Probably got something to do with a water ban. People need to call 311 to see if putting out a small fire is allowed. Can't use water outside.