A fire fuelled by a pot of grease on a stove forced the evacuation of a 26-unit apartment building in Bridgewater.

Bridgewater fire Chief Wayne Thorburne says the blaze was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.

Thorburne says the fire was contained quickly.

No one was hurt.

Seven apartments sustained smoke and water damage, and several people needed overnight accommodations. The cleanup is expected to take a day or two.