Ottawa Firefighters douse row house fire on Albert Street
Ottawa Firefighters say a blaze in a row house unit in the Albert and Booth area is under control.
The fire broke out around 4:00 p.m. Friday. Fighting it necessitated road closures and warnings to stay away from a high-traffic area for commuters and buses.
ALBERT ST FIRE: Road closure Booth Street closed from Albert to Elm. Motorists urged to find alternate route AND make way for emergency vehicles. TY for your cooperation & patience during fire operations. #helpushelpyou #otttraffic #ottnews pic.twitter.com/Vziz6981SG— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) January 12, 2018
While battling the blaze, firefighters reported having to rescue people trapped in the building.
Firefighters on scene at Albert Street fire extending ladder to access person(s) trapped on 3rd floor. Rapid offensive attack underway. Crews protecting exposures. Motorists asked to avoid the area. Road closures #ottnews #otttraffic pic.twitter.com/WV4SpzGfMm— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) January 12, 2018
Firefighters later confirmed that no one needed to be rescued and everyone was able to get out of the building safely.
Ottawa Fire Public Information Officer Danielle Cardinal says there have been no reports of injuries. A fire investigator is en route to determine the cause of the blaze.
The fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm before being declared under control by 4:19 p.m.