Firefighters extinguish a fire in a home on Columbus Avenue in Ottawa's Overbrook neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/OttFire)

One person is being treated for smoke inhalation after being rescued from a smoke filled apartment at a home in Ottawa's Overbrook neighbourhood.

Emergency crews responded to a fire at a home on Columbus Avenue just before 2:30 p.m.

Ottawa fire said firefighters encountered smoke coming from a basement apartment inside the home.

"Firefighters forced open the locked door to the apartment and encountered smoke and flames inside," said a statement from Ottawa fire. "They searched the unit where they located one occupant and carried them outside to provide initial care."

Paramedics tell CTV News Ottawa a man in his 50s was treated for smoke inhalation, and transported to hospital in serious but stable condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a home on Columbus Avenue in Overbrook. Firefighters rescued one occupant from the smoke filled apartment and provided care until transferring to @OttawaParamedic. Damage was contained to a basement apartment. #OttNews pic.twitter.com/Wrj6P8Ts5O

— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) January 7, 2021