As of 14:30 (local time) on Friday, April 12, Ottawa's ByWard Market and nearby buildings remained evacuated amid an ongoing fire atop a restaurant at 35 William Street. The fire began at roughly 11:30 and has since spread to adjacent buildings. Firefighters have erected roadblocks in the vicinity of the fire and first responders remain at the scene. No injuries have been reported.
A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of 35 William Street. Residual delays and disruptions are likely.
Individuals in Ottawa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the fire, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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