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Ottawa fire crews tackle two overnight fires

In the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 1, firefighters responded to a roof fire at a home on Hanlon Avenue and porch fire at a home on York's Corners Road.
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Ottawa Fire Truck. (Photo/Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) were kept busy with two fires within hours of each other overnight.

OFS first responded to the 2000 block of Hanlon Avenue, in the west end, just before 12:30 a.m. A 9-1-1 caller reported smoke and flames coming from the roof and eaves of a single-family home. 

A working fire was declared when the first crew arrived on scene and firefighters started a fast attack. The fire was quickly contained to the attic and roof area of the home and there were no injuries reported. 

The fire was declared under control just after 1 a.m. and victims services has responded to assist the occupants. 

Then, around 4:50 a.m., firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call from the occupant of a home in the 3000 block of York's Corners Road, in the south end.  The caller reported that an enclosed porch at the back a home was on fire, and the occupants were advised to evacuate and wait for fire crews to arrive.

A working fire was declared when firefighters arrived on scene, and at that point, the fire had extended into the roof of the home. There were no injuries reported and victims services was called to assist. 

As of 5:36 a.m., firefighters were still actively battling the fire. 

Fire investigators have been dispatched to both scenes to determine the cause of the fires. 

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