Apartment fire in Britannia does $50K in damage

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Ottawa Fire were called to an apartment fire this morning in the Britannia area.

Crews say they responded just before 8:00am to an apartment building at 2651 Regina Street at Poulin Ave.

Fire fighters found a kitchen fire burning in a unit on the 10th floor, and had it out just after 9:00am.

Eight victims were assessed at the scene by paramedics, with five people being taken to hospital by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

Damage is estimated at $50,000. Water damage was also done to a ninth floor apartment as well.

An investigation is taking place.

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