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Statement from Ottawa Fire on Tuesday Night Home Fire in Carp

Here's a statement from Ottawa Fire Services on the fire in Carp last night (March 5th)

in the 400 block of Donald B Munro Dr:


Multiple 9-1-1 callers reported smoke and flames coming from a two-storey single family home. Upon arrival, Firefighters confirmed the structure was fully engulfed in smoke and flames. A resident of the home told Firefighters everyone, including a dog, had exited safely from the home without any injuries.


Firefighters advanced multiple hose lines and began with a defensive attack from the outside to try and extinguish enough of the flames to be able to enter the home. At 21:56, Firefighters had knocked down enough of the exterior flames to be able to make their way inside the structure. Heavy flames were confirmed to be in the attic, so interior Firefighters began pulling ceilings down on the second floor to be able to expose the attic and extinguish the flames.


Live hydro wires going to the home began to burn off and fall creating a hazard on scene for Firefighters. Two aerial ladders were set up to attack the fire that had spread into the attic and the roof area of the home.


The fire was declared under control at 23:32. Victim assistance was requested for three adults and four children who will be displaced due to the fire. An Ottawa Fire Investigator has been dispatched to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.


-Ottawa Fire Services






"I'm thankful that everyone got out safely last night and thankful for the incredible work by our amazing Ottawa firefighters," Councillor Kelly said. "This was the third of four fires they responded to yesterday. It was also great to hear the stories about our caring community, with neighbours quickly alerting firefighters through 911, and then helping the family afterward."

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