Ottawa

Man dies of injuries after Kirkwood Avenue fire

A man in his 60s who suffered serious burns in a fire on Kirkwood Avenue has died, Ontario's fire marshal says.

Victim seriously burned early Wednesday morning

Fire at Ottawa highrise leaves man dead

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Residents say they were woken by alarms just before 2 a.m., when a fire broke out in one unit of a highrise building on Kirkwood Avenue. Carson Tharris, public information officer for Ottawa Fire Services, says a man found in the apartment was taken to hospital, where he later died. 0:40

A man in his 60s who suffered serious burns in a fire on Kirkwood Avenue early Wednesday morning has died, Ontario's fire marshal says.

Ottawa firefighters were called to a highrise between Devonshire Place and Macy Boulevard around 1:45 a.m., where they found smoke in a corridor and rescued one person, according to a news release.

Paramedics said they took a man in his 60s from the apartment to hospital in critical condition. He later died of his injuries. 

The fire was under control by about 2 a.m., firefighters said. Its cause is still under investigation. 

Emergency crews were called to a highrise fire on Kirkwood Avenue, between Devonshire Place and Macy Boulevard, at about 1:45 a.m. A man later died of injuries resulting from the fire. (Radio-Canada)

with files from CBC's Sandra Abma

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