Man suffers 2nd, 3rd-degree burns in Albert Street bedroom fire

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital in critical condition Sunday after suffering serious burns and smoke inhalation during a fire on Albert Street.

Victim arrived at hospital in critical condition, paramedics say

Firefighters respond to a Sunday morning bedroom fire on Albert Street that sent one person to hospital. (Patrick Foucault/CBC )

A man in his 50s suffered second and third-degree burns to most of his body after a bedroom fire broke out in a home on Albert Street Sunday morning.

Firefighters received a 911 call at about 10 a.m., reporting a fire in the 800 block of Albert Street, near Preston Street, according to Ottawa Fire Services.

Fire crews arrived, searched the home and found a man in need of CPR.

Paramedics arrived shortly after and treated the man with "aggressive advanced life support treatments," said the Ottawa Paramedic Service.

Paramedics tend to a male who was pulled from a Sunday morning fire on Albert Street. (Patrick Foucault/CBC)

In addition to second- and third-degree burns, the man was also suffering from smoke inhalation, paramedics said. He arrived at hospital in critical condition.

One firefighter also suffered a minor hand injury, fire officials said.

Albert Street had been closed between Booth and Preston but was back open as of 12 p.m. Sunday.

The cause of the fire has been deemed accidental and damages have been estimated at $200,000.


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