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Fire in a residence for elderly people elderly in west Ottawa claims one victim

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The City of Ottawa Fire Department indicates having received a call around 11:20 p.m. Friday.

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Despite the intervention of firefighters, a man in his sixties died in a fire that occurred in the Kanata neighborhood, in west Ottawa, on the night of Friday to Saturday.

Ottawa Fire Services says they received a call around 11:20 p.m. Friday evening reporting active fire alarms in the 200 block of Penfield Drive in Kanata . The exact location of the fire is a seniors' residence managed by the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation located at 231 Penfield Drive.

Firefighters say they quickly arrived on scene and noticed smoke visible in the first floor hallway of the two-story residence. During their intervention, they also say they quickly located the origin of the fire and spotted a person whose vital signs were absent.

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The victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries, after being transported to hospital by paramedics.

Despite their attempt to treat her and the success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed on this person, who began breathing again, she ultimately succumbed to her injuries, after being transported to hospital by paramedics. .

Ottawa Fire Chief Paul Hutt sent his condolences to the victim's loved ones on social media.

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In a written statement, the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation thanked first responders for their quick action and said its thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the person who perished in this fire tragic, as well as to the entire community during this difficult time.

While the other residents were sheltered in an OC Transpo bus during the firefighters' intervention, they were finally able to return to their homes once the blaze was under control.

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Firefighters say they were able to extinguish the fire before it spread beyond the original unit and the fire was finally declared under control at 11:30 p.m. was then ventilated to ensure sufficiently safe air quality for residents.

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The seniors' residence managed by the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation located at 231 Penfield Drive.

The Office of the Fire Marshal will conduct an investigation into this tragedy in collaboration with the Ottawa Fire Department, indicates the Ottawa Fire Department on the social network fully with emergency services, including the Ottawa Police Service, the Ottawa Fire Department and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, as part of the x27;investigation currently underway.

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