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Eight displaced following early morning fire in Vanier
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:09:09 AM »
Eight displaced following early morning fire in Vanier

Eight people, including several teens, are displaced after a fire in a low-rise apartment building in Vanier early Wednesday. One person suffered smoke inhalation. The fire at 292 Lajoie St. was centred in a top floor unit and went to two alarms. A fire investigator was on the scene determining how it started. Fire crews […]

Eight people, including several teens, are displaced after a fire in a low-rise apartment building in Vanier early Wednesday.


One person suffered smoke inhalation.


The fire at 292 Lajoie St. was centred in a top floor unit and went to two alarms.


A fire investigator was on the scene determining how it started.


Fire crews were summoned just before 2 a.m. Wednesday by several 911 calls reporting visible smoke and flames.


As they arrived, the flames were obvious from the front of the two-storey multi-unit building and they immediately declared a working fire and entered the building to attack the flames.


A second alarm was called about 30 minutes later as smoke appeared on the building’s eaves where fire had spread to the roof.


Firefighters were still battling the flames at about 3 a.m. Road closures manned by police were lifted shortly before 7 a.m.


Sgt. David Christie of the Ottawa police arson unit said Wednesday that the fire was not related to a string of suspicious fires in the neighbourhood this spring and summer that are still under investigation.


Arson investigators have been following leads in the those fires but there’s no update as of yet.


Damages to the Lajoie Street building were estimated at $375,000.


mgillis@postmedia.com


Firefighters clean out and investigate a multi-unit building at 292 Lajoie Street in Vanier, which caught fire early Wednesday. Eight people, including several teens, are displaced and one person suffered smoke inhalation from the house fire. Julie Oliver, Postmedia


Firefighters clean out one of the apartments at 292 Lajoie Street in Vanier. Eight people, including several teens, were displaced and one person suffered smoke inhalation from the house fire. Julie Oliver, Postmedia


Ottawa firefighters work on a two-alarm blaze on Lajoie Street in Vanier early Sept. 6, 2017.
Scott Stilborn


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