Two people have been displaced after a basement fire broke out Saturday morning in the Glebe.
Shortly before 11 a.m., firefighters were called to 218 Strathcona Ave. after receiving reports of smoke coming from a home.
Fire crews were able to confine the fire to the basement and brought it under control by 11:30 a.m., said Ottawa Fire Services.
No one was hurt in the fire, said police. The two people had evacuated the home by the time firefighters arrived, officials said.
A stretch of Strathcona Avenue between Bank and O'Connor streets was closed until around 12:45 p.m., causing traffic woes in the neighbourhood.
This is why you're asked to avoid Bank near Strathcona in the Glebe. On top of that, Queen Elizabeth is closed today pic.twitter.com/ThQdiHZAa9— @amkfoote
Damage is estimated at $50,000 to the building and its contents, said fire officials.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.