Fire damages third floor apartment on Ottawa's Russell Road

Firefighters battle a fire in an apartment on Russell Road Sunday afternoon. (OFSFirePhoto/Twitter)

There are no reports of injuries after a fire in a third floor apartment in Ottawa's Hawthorne Meadows neighbourhood.

Ottawa fire received a 911 call just after 2 p.m. Sunday reporting smoke and flames visible from a third floor apartment on Russell Road, near Southvale Court.

Ottawa fire says crews reported nothing visible from the outside of the building; however, they encountered "heavy smoke and high heat conditions" when they entered the unit.

The occupant of the apartment was safely evacuated, and firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Ottawa Fire have extinguished a Working Fire in a 4-storey residential building on Russell RD at Southvale CR . Fire was contained to one unit on the 3rd floor. @OttFire Investigator on route. #ottnews #OttFire #ottcity

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto) May 8, 2022