Community building hit by fire for second time in a week

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Community building hit by fire for second time in a week

Firefighters at the scene of a fire. (Archives)

Three adults were overcome by smoke when a fire broke out in a seniors' housing tower in Ottawa's Little Italy neighborhood on Sunday. The building was hit by a second fire just a week apart.

Shortly before 10 a.m., the Ottawa Fire Service (OFS) received a call in which he was reported to have smoke inside a six-story apartment building on Gladstone Avenue.

Upon arrival, firefighters were able to see that the fire had started in the second floor hallway and had spread rapidly. A quarter of an hour later the fire was brought under control. However, all the residents of the building had to be evacuated, specifies the SIO.

A person in his fifties who had inhaled smoke was able to be treated on the spot, while two septuagenarians are in hospital for the same reason, adds the Ottawa Paramedic Service.

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At this time, the origin of the fire is not known, says SIO. However, this is the second fire to occur at the same place in a few days. The first arrived on November 19. Heavy smoke billowed from the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.

An Ottawa Police Service investigation is ongoing.

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