Firefighters battle 2-Alarm blaze north of Cyrville

Three people are homeless, and a fourth has been displaced temporarily, following a two-alarm blaze on Foxwell Street, north of Cyrville Road.

Multiple 9-1-1 calls reported a fire in a seven-unit row-house on Foxwell shortly before 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

No one was inside when fire crews arrived, and firefighters entered a defensive stance, in order to help protect the nearby units. Two units were damaged and a third lost use of its utilities. Three adults have been displaced from the two damaged units. The resident of the third unit won't return home until the utilities are back on.

The fire was extinguished around 2:25 p.m., but firefighters remained to check for hot spots.

No one has been reported hurt, but a family dog could not be revived after being rescued, and has died.

The Salvation Army has been called in to assist with food, clothing, and support.

Damages are estimated at $350,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Ottawa Police say there is no reason to believe the fire is suspicious.

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