Stittsville garage fire last night

STITTSVILLE – An early evening garage fire last night (May 28) damaged two vehicles.

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a 911 call reporting smoke visible at a commercial garage at 5 Sweetnam Dr.  at 8:31 p.m. Ottawa firefighters from Station 46 responded to the call.

“Firefighters reported smoke visible in one bay of a single-storey multiple bay building,” OFS public information officer Danielle Cardinal said. “A working fire was declared, and fire fighters gained entrance to extinguish a vehicle which was on a hoist and fully involved.”

One other vehicle and the bay sustained smoke damage. The two adjoining exposed bays were protected from damage. The structure was unoccupied. The fire was declared under control at 8:45 p.m. There are no reported injuries at this time.

“An Ottawa Fire Investigator will not be required to attend for this incident,” Cardinal said. “We would like to thank the following agencies who collaborated with us to manage this incident including the Ottawa Paramedic Service, Enbridge, Ottawa Police Service and Ottawa Hydro. Our work together is based on trust, cooperation and a group commitment to service excellence and safety.”

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 as soon as it is safe to do so.

“Remember, you are our eyes and ears to the emergency,” Cardinal said. “Our dispatch staff will ask questions to help best locate the incident and assess the conditions surrounding the emergency. We encourage you to remain calm, answer the dispatcher’s questions and to stay on the line until advised to hang up. Be safe when Ottawa Fire Services crews are operating in your area. Best practice is to remain off the roads and at a safe distance from the fire scene or in your home.”