Fire collapses floor of bungalow in SW Ottawa
The fire at 24 Carlisle Crescent began in the basement just before 9:30 a.m. and spread to the home's main floor, where flames and smoke were visible.
The main floor eventually collapsed, but none of the 50 firefighters working the blaze were in the home when it occurred. Ottawa Fire Services spokesman Marc Messier also confirmed no one was in the home.
Firefighters remained on the scene to ensure the fire was out.
The home, to the south of the Canadian Golf and Country Club, was not near any fire hydrants, so fire crews are using water tankers to douse the flames.
Damage to the home and its contents is estimated at $475,000.