Ottawa firefighters battled a Saturday afternoon fire at an apartment building on Cobourg Street. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/OFSFirePhoto)

A 38-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation following a late afternoon fire in a Lowertown apartment.

Emergency crews responded to a call for a fire at a building at 110 Cobourg Street just before 5 p.m.

Ottawa Fire says the blaze was contained to a third floor apartment.

Ottawa Paramedics tell CTV News Ottawa a man suffered smoke inhalation, and was transported to hospital for further assessment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Ottawa Fire on scene of a Working Fire at 110 Coburg Street in Lowertown. Fire is contained to one apartment on the 3rd floor. Primary & secondary searches in the unit are negative. Overhaul and ventilation underway. #ottnews #OttFire #OttCity

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto) October 3, 2020