13 displaced after fire at rooming house
Smoke and flames found coming from basement unit on Lebreton Street N Thursday evening
More than a dozen people have been displaced following a fire at a rooming house in Chinatown.
Firefighters were called to the two-storey building at 118 Lebreton St. N. at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday.
They found smoke and flames coming from a basement unit, Ottawa Fire Services wrote in a news release.
The fire was under control more than half an hour later and out by just after 7 p.m., the department said.
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No one was injured. Damage is estimated at $400,000 and an investigation is underway.
The Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping those who have been displaced.