NORTH Wales Fire and Rescue teams have been called to the scene of a blaze at the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor this morning.

Four fire crews, one each from Menai Bridge, Caernarfon, Amlwch and Bangor itself attended the centre on Deiniol Road.

Firefighters dealt with a blaze on the fifth floor of the building according to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who say they received a call at 11.50am.

A statement read: "Crews from Bangor, Menai Bridge, Caernarfon and Amlwch are currently in attendance at a fire in a building on Deiniol Road, Bangor.

"The fire, which affected roofing materials in the building, is now under control. Firefighters are now venting the building.

"The building has been fully evacuated, following the initial call received at 11.50hrs. Investigations into the cause of the fire are now underway."

A spokesperson for Bangor University, who run the centre, said: "At 11.45am today a fire was reported outside the upper level of Pontio (level 5) where minor construction work was taking place.

"The building was evacuated and there were no injuries. The fire service are currently at the scene and the level of damage caused will be assessed."

Pontio's Facebook page stated that it will be closed for the rest of the day due to "the smell of smoke".

It added that "anyone who has booked tickets for the cinema tonight will be able to transfer their tickets or receive a refund" and the BLAS youth programme will also be cancelled tonight.

Bangor University's Student Union, which is based within Pontio, has confirmed that it will be closed 'until further notice' with all meetings set to take place there having to be re-scheduled.