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One person taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after apartment fire in Heron park Thursday afternoon

File: Ottawa Fire Services truck.
File: Ottawa Fire Services truck. Photo by Ottawa Fire Service /HANDOUT PHOTO

A fire in a unit on the sixth floor of an apartment building sent one person to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation Thursday afternoon.

The blaze occurred in a building on Clementine Boulevard, just south of the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre.

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A spokesperson for the Ottawa Paramedic Service said the adult suffering from smoke inhalation was transported to hospital in stable condition. Three other people were assessed by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital.

Ottawa Fire Services reported receiving multiple 911 calls about smoke inside the building just after 2 p.m. on Thursday. The fire was contained to the unit where it began, and it was under control about 20 minutes after crews arrived on the scene.

Firefighters remained there for an extended time to ensure the building was adequately ventilated, a media release said. OC Transpo buses were stationed outside the building to provide shelter for displaced residents of the building.

An Ottawa Fire Services investigator was dispatched to determine the cause of the fire.

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