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Ottawa firefighters tackle two west end fires in one night

The first fire was called in at a residence in Richmond; the second in Westboro.
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Ottawa fire crews were busy as they tackled two blazes — both of which were in the west end of the city.

Firefighters were first called to Shea Road, between Hemphill Street and Moore Street, in Richmond at about 6:20 p.m., Thursday. A 911 caller reported an odour of smoke in their home, and that their dining room ceiling was hot to the touch.

After crews investigated, flames were found and a working fire was declared.

The fire was quickly knocked down and crews checked the property again to make sure the fire hadn’t spread throughout the home.

The fire was declared under control at about about 7 p.m.

There are no reported injuries at this time.

Firefighters were then called to Our Lady of Lavang Church on Wesley Avenue, between Evered Avenue and Athlone Avenue, in Westboro, at about 8:10 p.m.

Smoke and flames were visible from the back of the building and a working fire was declared upon arrival.

The flames were knocked down and fire crews remained on scene to ventilate the building.

There are no reported injuries.

An investigation will also not be needed for either incident.

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