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Firefighters Put Out Monday Morning Blaze

There were no injuries as firefighters battled a house fire on Lennox Street in Richmond Mon., Oct. 23.

At approximately 8:35 a.m. Mon., Oct. 23, Ottawa Fire Services’ Communications Division received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire in the rear of a single-family home in the 0-100 block of Lennox Street.

The caller indicated that one resident was able to get out safely and that she believed there were no other residents inside.

The teams could see thick black smoke in the air; As a result, a “fire in progress” was declared in order to send additional resources to the scene. Since the house is located in an area of the city without fire hydrants, a “water fill” site was established at the Noriker Yard fire hydrant and tanker trucks were used to transport water to the fire.

When firefighters arrived, they confirmed the presence of heavy smoke and flames at the rear of the house, and that the sole occupant, who was able to exit safely, was not injured.

Firefighters began a swift attack to extinguish the flames. A detached garage was located very close to where the fire started. But firefighters were able to protect him. Firefighters opened the ceilings of the room at the back of the house in order to locate the flames and extinguish them.

The fire was extinguished before it spread beyond the rear room of the and was declared subdued at 9:16 a.m. An Ottawa Fire Investigator was dispatched to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. There were no injuries.

Featured image – The fire started at the rear of the house on Lennox Street Mon., Oct. 23. (Ottawa Fire services/X)