Family escaped Osgoode farmhouse fire that left 4 pets dead
Flames destroyed rural home Tuesday morning
A family of five, including three children, has been displaced after a fire destroyed their farmhouse in Ottawa's rural community of Osgoode Tuesday morning.
No people were injured in the blaze, but the family's four pets died in the fire, according to an Ottawa Fire Services media release.
A resident inside the two-storey home at 3320 Stagecoach Rd. called 911 at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday to report smoke in the basement.
The resident then fled the building at the prompting of the dispatcher.
These pictures shows the intensity of the wind and its effect on the fire on Stagecoach Road.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottfire?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ottfire</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottnews?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ottnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottcity?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ottcity</a> <a href="https://t.co/fRGEKizpUq">pic.twitter.com/fRGEKizpUq</a>—@OFSFirePhoto
Strong winds helped the fire spread quickly, and firefighters raised a second alarm and called in water tankers to help manage the blaze.
The main building collapsed as the fire spread.
As of 1:30 p.m., emergency crews were using heavy equipment at the scene to remove debris so firefighters can douse the remaining hot spots. The fire was finally extinguished at 2:29 p.m.
All people were clear of the building, but four pets — two dogs, a cat and a rabbit — are believed to have died in the fire, according to Danielle Cardinal, the public information officer for Ottawa Fire Services.
One resident, a woman in her 60s, was treated and released at the scene, according to Ottawa paramedics.
The Red Cross and Salvation Army were also at the scene to aid the residents and emergency workers.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
Crews are working to protect exposure buildings and salvage contents on Stagecoach Road. The main building has partially collapsed at the rear. Strong winds are making conditions challenging. <a href="https://t.co/BjxBEAgq0F">pic.twitter.com/BjxBEAgq0F</a>—@OFSFirePhoto
Fire on Stagecoach continues to burn aggressively. After this footage captured- 3/4 of home collapsed. <a href="https://twitter.com/OttFire?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OttFire</a> Firefighters continue defensive attack & cooling walls of adjacent structure to prevent further loss <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottnews?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ottnews</a> <a href="https://t.co/1EYWlOWVtN">pic.twitter.com/1EYWlOWVtN</a>—@OttawaFirePIO