Fire guts Blossom Park home
Ottawa firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 1494 Kingsdale Avenue at 12:24 p.m. Monday after receiving a call from a volunteer firefighter from Greely, Ont., who spotted smoke as he drove by the home.
Firefighters are still working on the fire, which started in the basement and spread to the rest of the house. The damage to the house and its contents is estimated at $300,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The home's elderly resident arrived in the afternoon and was visibly shaken to see the condition of her home.
Kingsdale Avenue is closed between 1 Street and Mavis Street. Police say motorists should take alternate routes.