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Fire crews battle blaze in Richmond, three people displaced

Ottawa Firefighters were busy early Sunday morning battling a blaze at a log home in the Village of Richmond.

The fire was spotted by a gentleman who was camping in a nearby field. He ran to the home to alert the residents. A male, female and their grandson were home at the time and they evacuated the home safely.

Crews were called to the house on Lennox Street around 1:45 a.m. and by 2 a.m. they had declared it a two-alarm fire.

They were forced on the defensive, working to extinguish the blaze from the outside using a ladder truck.

The investigation is ongoing but it looks like the fire started underneath a deck and gazebo in the back yard. The fire spread to the back of the home and eventually made it inside.

Damage is estimated at $350,000 for structure and $100,000 for content.

The three residents will be displaced but, they won't be needing victim’s services.

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