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Firefighters in Ottawa, Gatineau knock down several weekend fires

Ottawa Fire Services and Gatineau firefighters tackled multiple fires Saturday and Sunday in addition to a variety of storm-related calls.

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Ottawa Fire Services and Gatineau firefighters tackled multiple fires Saturday and Sunday in addition to a variety of storm-related calls after a violent wind, rain and thunderstorm tore through the National Capital Region, leaving behind debris and a multi-day clean-up effort.

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The first fire in Ottawa was contained to the basement of a single-family home in the 2300 block of Westbury Road near Algonquin College, with a “minor extension to the ground floor,” Scott Stilborn of Ottawa Fire Services said in a tweet Sunday morning.

The next was in Greely, on White Oak Drive in a detached two-door garage. Stilborn said the fire was quickly brought under control.

The third fire occurred in the 1200 block of Ledbury Avenue, off Bank Street, in a second-floor attic and bedroom space in a row house unit.

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No injuries were reported in the three fires, Stilborn said. Red Cross and the Salvation Army were assisting those displaced.

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In Gatineau, firefighters quickly knocked down flames at a residential building that was struck by lightning Saturday. Two people were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Another fire sprang up at a battery sales business Sunday morning, the fire service said, which was contained to the business and did not spread to neighbouring stores. Meanwhile, the city’s firefighters climbed to the roof of an 11-storey building at 70 Rue Crémazie Sunday morning to put out a fire that started on the roof. No injuries were reported in either incident.

The Gatineau fire service also responded Saturday to a boat that capsized on the Ottawa River during the storm, which was carrying two people, one of whom died in the incident.

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An Ottawa Police Service spokesperson reported Saturday evening the death of one person in the west end, though additional details were not being provided, pending notification of next of kin.

The Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call about a fallen tree in the Renfrew-Greater Madawaska area that resulted in the death of a 44-year-old man Saturday. The tree came down on a cottage property on Calabogie Road. The man was taken to hospital by paramedics, where he was pronounced dead.

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