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Firefighters battle two overnight blazes in Overbrook, Lowertown

One person was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

One person is in hospital after firefighter tackled two overnight fires — one in Overbrook and the other in Lowertown.

Fire crews were first called to the fire at a three-storey, five-unit apartment building on Columbus Avenue, between Quill Street and Edith Street around midnight.

When crews arrived, they reported heavy black smoke coming from the basement area, and a working fire was declared.

One civilian was treated for smoke inhalation and was transported by paramedics to the Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus.

The fire was declared under control at about 12:20 a.m.

An Ottawa Fire Investigator has been dispatched to the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

Firefighters were then called to St. Patrick Street, between Cumberland Street and Dalhousie Street, at about 1:45 a.m. after getting a call from an occupant of the dwelling reporting smoke coming from a dryer.

Crews declared a working fire upon arrival.

They extinguished the flames and removed the dryer from the house.

The fire was declared under control shortly after 1 a.m.

There are no reported injuries at this time.

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