A FIRE at a St Aubin property has closed the village to traffic this afternoon.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the property, which is next to Sanctuary House on Rue du Crocquet, at around 2.45pm.
An eyewitness told the JEP that the fire appeared to be in the roof of a property surrounded by scaffold, where tradesmen had earlier been working on.
The next-door property may also have been damaged.
According to the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service, firefighters entered the building with breathing apparatus and conducted a search, but there were no people inside.
Properties on Rue du Crocquet have been evacuated.
The States police have issued an update asking people to avoid the area and have closed several roads.
‘We are currently dealing with a fire on Mont Le Vaux in the area of St Aubins Village. Please avoid the area whilst emergency services are dealing. Thank you in advance,’ they said.