02/10/2015 11:12 EST | Updated 04/12/2015 05:59 EDT

McGill University's Royal Victoria College building catches fire

A fire has broken out on the upper floors of Royal Victoria College, at the corner of University and Sherbrooke streets.

The historic greystone building serves as a university residence. 

Montreal firefighters are on the scene.

Founded in 1899, Royal Victoria College was originally the women's college of McGill, where women both lived and studied. It became a mixed-sex residence in 2010.