Early morning apartment fire sends 1 to hospital

One person was sent to hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation in an early morning residential fire on Meadowlands Drive.

Fire at apartment on Meadowlands Drive ruled accidental

Firefighters responded to a residential fire in Ottawa early Monday morning. One person suffered burns and smoke inhalation. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

One person was sent to hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation in an early morning residential fire on Meadowlands Drive.

Ottawa police and firefighters responded at 4:27 a.m. Monday to a call on the fifth floor of a six-floor apartment building in the 1100 block of Meadowlands Drive.

Meadowlands Drive was closed between Hogan Street and Fisher Avenue for a little over an hour before re-opening the road to vehicle traffic. 

The fire, which Ottawa Fire Services ruled accidental, was limited to the living room and the estimated damage is $50,000.