Centretown fire displaces 5 people
Firefighters quickly put out blaze at Bay and Laurier
A fire in a Centretown building has left five people without a home this Thanksgiving weekend.
Firefighters received multiple 911 calls at 1:27 a.m. on Monday, with callers reporting smoke and flames coming from a downtown building, according to a news release from Ottawa Fire Services.
Upon arrival, crews found a two-storey rowhouse at Bay Street and Laurier Avenue W. on fire.
The fire was under control by 1:43 a.m.
No one was trapped in the building, the fire department said. Five people, however, will require assistance.
Ottawa Fire Services is investigating.