WC suffers third house fire this week

CONSTANCE BAY – For the third time this week, a West Carleton home has been destroyed by fire.

An early evening fire last night (Nov. 29) has destroyed a home at 4410 Dunrobin Rd. and left one man with out a place to live.

“Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a 911 call for reported smoke and flames visible at a private residence at 4:25 p.m.,” OFS public information officer Jennifer McNeely released in a statement late last night. “The OFS arrived on location at 4:36 p.m. and immediately began firefighting operations.”

Volunteer firefighters from Constance Bay, Ottawa Fire Station 63, were first on seen.

“The fire originated in the garage,” McNeely said. “Damage is estimated at approximately $700,000.”

Resident Terry Lillie has been displaced from his home.

“There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters,” McNeely said. “The homeowner was treated for minor burns to hands by Ottawa Paramedic Services but was not transported to hospital.”

The fire was declared under control at 6:53 p.m.

“Be safe when OFS crews are operating in your area,” McNeely said. “The best practice is to remain off the roads and at a safe distance from the fire scene or in your home.”

It was a bad night for fires in Ottawa as two others also occurred in the city overnight.

OFS firefighters attended a blaze in the Navan-Vars area around 11:30 p.m.

“The fire originated in the garage and extended to a cabinet and a set of stairs, the fire never made it into the house and there was no smoke damage to the house,” McNeely said. “Loss stop declared at 11:50 p.m. $15,000 in damages. Nobody displaced and no injuries to civilians or firefighters. No inspector was required.”

The third fire was also in the Cumberland area.

“The OFS arrived on location at 11:36 p.m. and immediately began firefighting operations,” McNeely said. “A family of three displaced. Victims Services has been advised and have responded. Point of origin for the fire was in the chimney. Estimated value loss of $300,000. No injuries to civilians or firefighters. Investigator was notified and has responded. Under Control was put in at 1:00 a.m. Loss stop at 01:46 a.m.”