Fire at Allium Restaurant, Arson unit investigating

An overnight fire has badly damaged a west-end restaurant.

Firefighters responded to the fire at the Allium Restaurant on Holland Ave around 2:38 a.m. Neighbours reported hearing "a big bang and seeing flames visible at the rear of the establishment."

Ottawa Fire says all crews were pulled out of the building at one point, and ordered to use “defensive operations” to battle the fire.

Ottawa Fire on scene of a Working Fire in the Allium Restaurant at 87 Holland Avenue. Firefighters had heavy fire conditions on arrival. Command has pulled all crews out and ordered defensive operations. #ottnews #ottcity #ottfire pic.twitter.com/NucWmCZR6T

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There are no injuries. A statement from Ottawa Fire said one woman and one child will be displaced. 

Ottawa Police say the arson unit has been called in to aid in the investigation into a cause.