Prince George Fire Rescue was called to a report of a possible structure fire in the 1300 block of Sixth Avenue at about 7:15 this morning.
From four halls 19 firefighters attended to find the building already evacuated.
Crews investigated and discovered light smoke and a pungent smell on the first three floors of the building.
After checking each floor crews went into the eighth floor mechanical room to find a belt or bearing had malfunctioned and caused the smoke and smell.
Smoke was ventilated out of the building.
There were no injuries to employees or firefighters and there was no damage to the building.