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Ottawa man taken to hospital for burns after fire crews douse Metcalfe garage blaze

A man in his 70s was taken to hospital for burns after a fire broke out in a garage in a Metcalfe home on Friday morning, Ottawa emergency crews said.

Ottawa Fire Services said they received a call at 10:20 a.m. reporting a fire from the attached garage of a home on 8th Line Road between Pana Road and Forest Green Crescent.

OFS said the first firefighter arrived on-scene at 10:26 a.m. and helped the homeowner to evacuate the smoke-filled garage.

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Crews were able to keep the blaze contained to the garage and used an aerial ladder truck to suppress flames in the attic.

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Ottawa Paramedic Services said a total of five people were assessed at the scene of the fire but four refused transport to hospital. One man in his 70s was treated on-scene but taken to hospital in stable condition for burn-related injuries, paramedics said.

An OFS investigator has been dispatched to investigate the cause of the fire.

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