150 Third Ave. fire

Fire crews were called to a fire at 150 Third Ave in the Glebe on Monday afternoon. (Michel Aspirot/CBC)

Four people were forced from their homes after a multi-residential house on Third Ave. in the Glebe was damaged in a two-alarm fire Monday afternoon.​

Ottawa firefighters responded to the blaze at 150 Third Ave. shortly after 2 p.m. and discovered a fire had extended to the walls and loft of the two-storey building.

Everyone inside had fled the building once the fire began and a dog managed to escape through a broken window.

Firefighters put out the blaze Monday evening but have yet to determine a cause. Damage is estimated at about $500,000.

Power was out briefly from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue but later restored, according to Hydro Ottawa.

Police had closed Third Avenue from Bank Street to Lyon Street.