Fire contained, firefighters dealing with hotspots

St. Catharines Fire Department CrestSt. Catharines firefighters are still on scene at the fire at Pioneer Flower Farms Limited on Seventh St.

An update to the City of St. Catharines Twitter account posted around 6 p.m. said:  “Fire Update: firefighters are still on scene of the fire on Seventh Street. While the fire is contained they continue to battle hot spots. The MOE continues to monitor quality and residents are still asked to shelter in place and keep windows closed and air conditioning off.”

“Please continue to avoid the area to enable emergency services personnel to do their jobs,” the social media account noted.

A more recent update posted on the City of St. Catharines Twitter account said: “Fire update: As of 7:30 p.m. fire crews remain on scene of the Seventh Street fire. The shelter in place remains in effect but as wind has shifted the affected area now includes Seventh Street Louth, Fifth Street Louth, 3rd Avenue, 2nd Avenue.”