Firefighters contain apartment fire at 251 Donald St.

Firefighters extinguish a fire in a 7th floor apartment at 251 Donald St., Sept. 11, 2019 (Photo: Scott Stilborn @OFSFirePhoto / Twitter)

Ottawa Firefighters have an apartment fire under control at an Ottawa Community Housing high-rise in Overbrook, where a fire just one month ago claimed a man’s life.

Fire crews were called to 251 Donald St. at around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Smoke could be seen coming out of the window of a 7th floor unit.

The fire was under control by about 8:30 a.m.

Three people were taken to hospital in stable condition.

Firefighters also rescued a dog from the hallway.

Last month, a fire broke out at the same building. A 63-year-old man died in the blaze. The building also saw an electrical fire in December 2018, which forced hundreds of tenants out of their units for several days.

The fire at 251 Donald Street is now under control. Ventilation and salvage.operations are underway. Three occupants in the care of @OttawaParamedic .#ottnews #ottcity #ottawafire

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto) September 11, 2019

Firefighters rescued a dog from the 7th floor hallway at 251 Donald Street. #ottnews #ottcity ##ottawafire

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto) September 11, 2019
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