04/11/2014 03:30 EDT | Updated 06/11/2014 05:59 EDT

Church on fire in Aurora

Emergency crews are on the scene in Aurora, where a church is on fire on Yonge Street near Wellington. 

York Fire Service tells CBC News it’s unlikely they’ll be able to save the structure, to which crews were called mid-morning. Nearby buildings were evacuated because of the heavy smoke, and a section of Yonge Street is closed to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. 

York Regional Police say there do not appear to be any injuries, as the church was empty at the time.