Woman, girl displaced after Orléans fire

Two people have been forced to find temporary accommodation Sunday after an early morning fire broke out in Orléans, firefighters say.

Two people have been displaced and a six-unit rowhouse in Orléans was evacuated early Sunday morning after a fire broke out.

The call came in just before 2 a.m. at 512 Wincanton Dr. between Trim and Tenth Line roads, the fire department said. The woman who dialed 911 said she had tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but she suspected the fire was spreading inside the ceiling.

Responding fire crews followed the smoke to an upstairs bathroom and tore into the roof to get at the spreading flames.

Woman, girl escape blaze

Paramedics said the 30-year-old woman and the 10-year-old girl who managed to escape the unit were treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. They were not taken to hospital.

Firefighters, meanwhile, brought the fire under control by about 2:30 a.m.

Neighbouring units were not affected and there were no other injuries.

Damage was estimated at about $100,000 to the building and $50,000 to its contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.