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Fire in a building in downtown Ottawa

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A fire in a building in downtown Ottawa displaced several people overnight from Friday to Saturday.

Radio-Canada

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A fire broke out during the night from Friday to Saturday in an apartment building located on Clarence Street between Cumberland and King Edward in Ottawa. The flames, which caused no injuries, displaced several residents of the building before being brought under control by firefighters.

It was around 3:07 a.m. that the Ottawa Fire Department was notified of a fire in an apartment located on the fourth floor of a six-story building. The only occupant of the apartment who was on the balcony was forced to jump to the balcony below due to the intense flames, according to the Fire Department.

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The Ottawa Fire Department was called to a fire in an apartment located on the fourth floor of a six-story building at approximately 3:07 a.m.

Once on scene, firefighters confirmed heavy smoke and flames coming from the apartment in question and sounded a second alarm to request additional resources to the scene.

Firefighters launched a quick attack and advanced a water hose to the fourth floor while other crews began searching the structure for possible occupants. Firefighters extinguished the flames before they spread beyond the apartment where the fire broke out, explains the Ottawa Fire Department in a press release. transmitted to Radio-Canada.

The Ottawa Fire Department confirms it has displaced 16 residents from the building due to the fire. The latter were placed in a bus where they received assistance from the emergency services.

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Once on scene, firefighters were forced to sound a second alarm to request additional resources.

The fire which was brought under control around 3:37 a.m. Firefighters began extensive ventilation operations to deal with the large amount of smoke migrating throughout the structure, says the Ottawa Fire Department.

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An investigator from the City of x27;Ottawa went to the site to determine the origin and cause of this fire.

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