Six people displaced after deck fire in Orleans

Ottawa Fire responded to calls of heavy black smoke coming from a town house in Orleans this evening.

At around 7:15 p.m., firefighters arrived to a fire on a backyard deck spreading to the roof and attic of the six-row house complex on Destiny Private.

The fire was declared under control just before 7:45 p.m.

A total of six people will be displaced, as an additional unit sustained smoke damage.

No residents were hurt in the fire, but a firefighter is being treated for heat exhaustion

An investigator is on scene to determine the cause of the blaze, which did an estimated $500,000 in damage.