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Fire snarls traffic in downtown Ottawa

Investigators are on the scene.
2017-10-01 Ottawa Fire truck MV-2
Ottawa Fire Services truck, 2017. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

Flames are under control in a five-storey commercial building on Sparks Street, downtown.

The Ottawa Fire Service received multiple 911 calls reporting heavy black smoke from the roof at 93 Sparks St., just after 2 p.m. 

No injuries have been reported, as the fire was deemed under control around 3:15 p.m.

Police said the blaze affected vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Sparks Street as well as Metcalfe Street, between Queen Street and Wellington Street.

The incident is still under investigation. 


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