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Roads reopen after gas station fire in Metcalfe

Police have reopened roads in the rural Ottawa community of Metcalfe after firefighters dealt with a building fire at a decommissioned gas station.
Damages are estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000 after a decommisioned gas station was the site of a fire. (Marc Messier/Ottawa fire Services)

Police have reopened roads in the rural Ottawa community of Metcalfe after firefighters dealt with a building fire at a decommissioned gas station.

Firefighters were called to the property at 8999 Victoria Street at 3:59 a.m. ET and had to fight the fire from the outside because of a possible roof collapse.

Two people living in the building awoke and woke up a tenant upstairs once the fire spread. All three were able to escape, firefighters confirmed. 

The site has a two-bay garage with an attached car wash, attached storage sheds, and above-ground fuel tanks. Hydro One has shut the power to the property and Enbridge Gas has shut off the gas.

There are no reports of injuries and no cause has been determined. Damages are estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000.

Fire crews remain on the scene to continue clean up operations.

Police had closed Yorks Corners Road from Ray Wilson to Pana and Victoria Street  from Yorks Corners to 9th Line Road but reopened them at about 11:30 a.m.