2 people displaced after fire breaks out in Glebe basement

Two people have been displaced but no one is injured after a basement fire broke out Saturday morning on Strathcona Avenue.

Fire broke out on Strathcona Avenue shortly before 11 a.m.

Firefighters battle a fire that broke out in the basement of a home on Strathcona Avenue. (Emily Ridlington/CBC)

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.

Damage is estimated at $50,000 to the building and its contents, said fire officials.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.