Man injured after jumping from burning apartment

A man suffered injuries to his legs and pelvis after jumping from a highrise apartment in Centretown Ottawa Tuesday morning.

South-end pizza shop also burns

Fire crews respond to a blaze at 4880 Bank Street in the early hours of March 12, 2012. (Ryan Paul Gibson/CBC)

One man is in hospital after jumping from a burning highrise in Ottawa's Centretown neighbourhood Tuesday morning.

Ottawa paramedics said they were called to an apartment fire in the 300 block of Gilmour Street in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood around 3:45 a.m.

They said a 31-year-old man, who reportedly jumped from the second or third floor, was treated for injuries to his lower limbs and pelvis.

He was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Ottawa fire officials said the 10-storey apartment at 371 Gilmour St. sustained about $250,000 worth of damage, with one unit completely destroyed and smoke damage throughout the third floor.

The Ontario fire marshal and the police arson unit is investigating because of the injuries, according to Ottawa Fire Services spokesman Marc Messier.

Business complex also burns in south Ottawa

Fire crews said they also responded to a blaze at 4880 Bank St. around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Most of the flames were coming from a pizza shop in the three-unit business complex south of Leitrim Road.

Part of the building’s roof was scorched, as well. Damage is estimated at $400,000.

Fire crews said nobody was in the building at the time of the blaze and two of the three units were vacant.

No injuries were reported but one person will be displaced, as they were living in a nearby trailer that had its power cut off.