Ladysmith firefighters responded to a fire in one of the town’s heritage buildings Friday night.
Firefighters got a call to the Ladysmith Inn on First Avenue at 6:45 p.m.
A repair job on the hotel’s torch-on roof – which is used to protect the structure, like shingles – earlier had created too much heat and got into the roof.
It took firefighters close to an hour to cut into the walls to access the hot spot and put it out.
The hotel, built in the early 1900s, was filled with smoke, but the fire chief says damage was relatively minimal.
Ten tenets of the hotel were displaced during the fire but were able to return to their units late in the evening.