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Centretown fire displaces 5 people

A fire in a Centretown building has left five people without a home this Thanksgiving weekend. 

Firefighters quickly put out blaze at Bay and Laurier

Five people have been temporarily displaced after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Centretown early on Thanksgiving morning. (Scott Stilborn/Ottawa Fire Services)

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.