Major fire damages home along the Rideau River in Manotick

Ottawa firefighters battling a fire at a home along the Rideau River. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/OFSFirePhoto)

There are no reports of injuries after a fire in a home along the Rideau River in Manotick.

Ottawa Fire received multiple 911 calls at 6:20 p.m. reporting heavy black smoke and flames coming from a home on Waterfront Court, off River Road.

On Twitter, Ottawa Fire's Scott Stilborn said crews were greeted by "heavy fire conditions" in the large single family home and a defensive operation was ordered.

A tanker shuttle has been set up to transport water to the scene for firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Ottawa Fire on scene of a Working Fire on Waterfront CRT off River RD in Manotick. Crews had heavy fire conditions in a large single family home on arrival & Command ordered a defensive operation. This is a rural area & a tanker shuttle has been set up. #ottnews #OttFire #OttCiry pic.twitter.com/btEmTdbkdl

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto) June 17, 2021