4 dogs killed in Woodroffe Avenue fire

Four dogs are dead and two people are temporarily homeless after a fire broke out at a home on Woodroffe Avenue Sunday afternoon.

2 people left temporarily homeless after fire broke out Sunday afternoon

Firefighters tackle flames and smoke coming from a two-storey home on Woodroffe Avenue in Ottawa on Jan. 20, 2019. Four dogs died in the fire and two people were displaced. (Scott Stilborn/Ottawa Fire Services)

Four dogs are dead and two people are temporarily homeless after a fire broke out at a home on Woodroffe Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the two-storey home south of West Hunt Club Road shortly after 2 p.m. after receiving 911 calls about heavy black smoke, Ottawa Fire Services said in a news release.

They were able to bring the fire under control shortly after 3 p.m., the department said.

Although the dogs perished, no one was injured in the fire, officials said. 

A fire investigator is looking into the cause of the blaze.  Damage is estimated at around $250,000.

The Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army are both helping the people who've been displaced.