Truck fire spreads to building, does $180,000 damage

Ottawa Fire says a blaze just off of St. Laurent Boulevard this morning caused some $180,000 worth of damage.

The fire broke out at a construction site at around 10:45 on Everest Private, which runs between Russell and St. Laurent.

Marc Messier with Ottawa Fire says a 5 ton truck had caught fire and the flames spread to the exterior side walls of a 4 storey multi-unit building under construction.

The site is right behind the Ottawa Fire training centre... and staff called fire fighters after seeing heavy smoke coming from the unfinished building.

Crews were quickly able to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading.

There were no reported injuries.

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