Snowberry Way Stittsville home now reduced to rubble
Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:43PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:57PM EDT
The Ontario Fire Marshall is now investigating a Stittsville house blaze which injured two Ottawa firefighters in the aftermath of a rare April ice storm.
The firefighters were hurt when a floor inside a home on Snowberry Way collapsed. A rescue team was then dispatched to help the firefighters out of the house. They were rushed to hospital for treatment.
Ottawa's Fire Chief Gerry Pingitore says one of the firefighters has been discharged while the other remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
Neighbours say they witnessed a cloud of smoke billowing out of the home Monday afternoon.
The fire is believed to have started with an electrical panel in the basement.
The house has now been reduced to rubble.
For customers in Stittsville: hydro workers are taking extra precautions and may come to your door to ensure all is safe before restoring power. They may ask to take a look at your electrical panel. If you’re unsure, please ask for ID.— Hydro Ottawa (@hydroottawa) April 17, 2018
Snowberry FF Injury Update: 1 firefighter discharged yesterday. 2nd firefighter: Clarification: condition was serious but stable,w/ non-life-threatening injuries. Sedated & intubated to prevent airway fr swelling shut. Common precautionary medical measures. TY for your support— Gerry Pingitore (@ChiefPingitore) April 17, 2018