Highrise Fire East Of Downtown Ottawa Leads To Multiple Rescues

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : August 2, 2019 9:49

There’s been another major fire at a Donald Street apartment building, with some residents needing to be rescued and firefighters closing off the 14th floor.

Ottawa Fire Services said they were called to the 21-storey building at 251 Donald St., east of the Vanier Parkway, at about 2:30 a.m.

The fire started in a unit on the 14th floor, leading to multiple people being rescued and one person being injured, according to firefighters.

Ottawa paramedics could not be reached for an update on that patient.

People living on the 14th floor are unable to return home for the moment, firefighters said, with about 20 people getting assistance from services including the Red Cross.

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