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Ottawa firefighters douse Dunrobin home engulfed in flames overnight


Ottawa firefighters put out a fire that fully engulfed a single-family home in Dunrobin early Wednesday morning.

Ottawa Fire Services say in a press release that fire crews responded to a 9-1-1 call from a passerby that was flagged down by the homeowner just before 4:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Berry Side Road, about 35 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa.

Firefighters confirmed upon arriving that the home was 'fully involved' on all four sides.

"There were two adults and some pets inside," said Ottawa Fire Services spokeperson Nick DeFazio. "They were notified by a working smoke alarm that there was a fire inside the home. They they quickly escaped safely, but they weren't able to get a phone. So when they got outside, they had to wait for a passer by to come by to call 911."

Two large propane tanks on the property were isolated, disconnected and removed from the proximity of the home.

Firefighters put out a fire in Dunrobin overnight. (Ottawa Fire Services)

Defazio told CTV News the fire was under control just before 5:55 a.m. A family who was living in the home has been displaced. 

No injuries have been reported.

A fire investigator was called to the location and fire crews remain on scene.

An Ottawa Fire Investigator has been dispatched to the scene.

"It's not considered suspicious at this time," DeFazio said. "Our fire investigators here on scene now, and he's working to determine the cause and origin of the fire."

--With files from CTV News Ottawa's Katie Griffin. Top Stories

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