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Ottawa crews put out Metcalfe log home fire in overnight thunderstorm – Ottawa | The Canadian News

Ottawa fire crews had to simultaneously deal with a raucous storm and a fire at a log house in Metcalfe shortly after midnight Wednesday.

An owner called 911 at 12:48 a.m. to report a house fire on Iveson Drive at the southern end of the city.

When the Ottawa fire services arrived, they had all been evacuated, but “intense fire” was coming from the attic and roof of the log house.

At the same time, strong thunderstorms hit Ottawa, with winds of up to 24 miles per hour between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to Environment Canada.

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There are no fire hydrants in the fire area, so water had to be transported from Mitch Owens Road and Bank Street, the OFS said.

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Several sections of the log house’s cathedral roof had to be removed to access the fire, but crews were able to contain the fire up to the roof.

The fire was deemed under control at 3:52 a.m. and came to a complete stop at 4:19 a.m.

OFS said two adults needed support after the fire, but there is no information on specific injuries. Global News has reached out to Ottawa Paramedic Service for an update on Wednesday morning.

An OFS investigator will be dispatched to the scene to determine the cause.


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