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Fire at seniors’ residence in west Ottawa leaves one victim

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The Fire Department of the City of Ottawa says it 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 in the Kanata district, in the west of ;Ottawa, during the night from Friday to Saturday.

The Ottawa Fire Department 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 said 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 having been taken to hospital by paramedics.

Despite their attempt to treat her and the success of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation carried out on this person, who started breathing again, she finally succumbed to her injuries, after being transported, with very serious burns, to the hospital. #x27;hospital by paramedics.

They really tried to save him, said Belinda Demers, who lives across the hall from the victim's apartment. She had walked out feeling like a nervous wreck when the fire alarm went off.

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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 speed of action and indicated that his thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the person who perished in this tragic fire, as well as the entire community at this time difficult.

According to Ms. Demers, the victim was an isolated man who stood aside. However, she says that once, he offered her homemade soup. The fire was scary because it was so close, she added. And it’s sad. It's very sad that he passed away.

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

The 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. The structure was then ventilated to ensure sufficiently safe air quality for residents.

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

The Office of the Commissioner of fire will conduct an investigation into this tragedy in collaboration with the Ottawa Fire Department, indicates the Ottawa Fire Department on the social network X.

The Ottawa Community Housing Corporation specifies that it continues to provide assistance to tenants and cooperates fully with the services of emergency services, including the Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire Department and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, as part of the investigation currently in progress.

With information from Guy Quenneville of CBC News

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116