Another fire in Donald Street highrise sends 4 to hospital
Fatal fire last month, another major fire there in December
A seventh-floor apartment caught fire in an Ottawa Community Housing building on Donald Street on Wednesday morning.
Ottawa firefighters were called to the 21-storey building at 251 Donald St. east of the Vanier Parkway at about 8:05 a.m.
Nobody was trapped inside that unit, firefighters said.
Four people were taken to hospital in stable condition with issues such as shortness of breath and smoke inhalation, they said.
A dog was also rescued and turned over to bylaw officers.
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A fire in this building Aug. 2 killed 63-year-old Jean Gagné, while another fire in mid-December 2018 forced all 230 residents from their homes for several days.