Downtown explosion and fire sends one person to hospital
A woman was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a barbeque exploded, leading to a massive fire on Rosemere Ave. in downtown Ottawa on Saturday night. (Bryan McNab/CTV Ottawa, April 30, 2016)
Published Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:20AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:24PM EDT
A fire in downtown Ottawa Saturday night sent one person to hospital and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
Fire crews were called to 195 Rosemere Ave. around 8:15 pm after reports of an explosion. Residents say a barbeque exploded on the back balcony of a house and the flames spread quickly.
Firefighters called a second alarm before knocking down the fire quickly. The blaze was under control by 8:45.
According to paramedics, a 65-year-old woman was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. She's in stable condition. A 50-year-old man was also treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and released. A firefighter suffered a minor cut and was treated on scene.
Six people will be displaced by the fire. Ottawa Fire says there was $400,000 in structural damage and $100,000 to contents the the house.