Fires keep Ottawa firefighters busy
Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:54AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:04AM EDT
A pair of fires in Ottawa kept emergency crews busy early Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to the Carlos Pizza Restaurant at 4880 Bank Street in rural South Ottawa just before 3 Tuesday morning. The roof was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire broke out in a 3-unit strip mall although the pizzeria was the only business in operation. It appears the fire broke out in the kitchen area of the restautant. One person living in an adjacent trailer home will be displaced. Damage is estimated at $400 thousand.
At 3:40 this morning, a fire broke out on the 3rd floor of a 10-storey, 53-unit high rise located at 371 Gilmour Street. A man attempted to escape the flames by jumping from the 3rd floor. He was taken to hospital with pelvis and leg injuries. An OC Transpo bus was brought in to shelter the occupants of the building. The Red Cross and Salvation Army were also called in.
Damage estimates are pegged at $100 thousand. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.