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Fire strikes Barrhaven home twice in 48 hours

Firefighters had to quell a blaze at a home in Barrhaven on Wednesday morning, less than 48 hours after the initial fire left a family of four homeless.

Initial blaze Monday night left family of 4 homeless

Firefighters fight a blaze at a home on Westwinds Place on Feb. 6, 2017. Emergency crews were forced to return to the scene Wednesday morning after neighbours reported smoke coming from the roof and windows. (Stephane Beaudoin/CBC)

Firefighters had to quell a blaze at home in Barrhaven on Wednesday morning, less than 48 hours after the initial fire left a family of four homeless.

Crews were called to the latest fire shortly after 7 a.m. at 19 Westwinds Pl., when neighbours reported smoke coming from the windows and roof.

It was the same home where a basement fire broke out shortly before midnight on Monday.

The family and their pet dog were able to escape the Monday night fire. Damage was estimated at around $275,000 for the home and $150,000 for its contents.

The house was unoccupied and boarded up when firefighters returned Wednesday morning.

They had the fire under control by around 7:40 a.m., Ottawa Fire Services said in a statement. No one was hurt.

The fires remain under investigation.

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