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Downtown Ottawa parking garage fire

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire Tuesday morning in a downtown Ottawa parking lot.

Firefighters responded to a call for a fire at a garage on Queen Street between Kent and Lyon streets just before 8:30 a.m. Fire crews were seen battling the ceiling fire near the garage entrance.

Ottawa firefighters received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from the exterior roof of an underground parking garage exit.

“Firefighters launched a rapid attack to extinguish the blaze and put water on the fire within minutes of arriving on the scene,” the Ottawa Fire Department said in a statement.

“At 8:19 a.m. a ‘second alarm’ was raised to send additional fire crews to the scene to help ventilate the large amount of smoke that migrated through the building.”

OC Transpo closed the Lyon LRT station for just over two hours due to the fire, with the station reopening at 11 a.m.

Due to high levels of carbon monoxide from the fire, firefighters spent three hours ventilating the structure.

“Thanks to the rapid response, combined with the rapid attack, the fire was extinguished in the area of ​​origin before it could spread through the structure,” the Ottawa fire said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Paramedics said the woman was treated for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital in stable condition.

Ottawa Fire at the scene of a working fire on Queen ST between Kent ST. & Lyon ST N. Fire in the ceiling area above the car park entrance. #ottnews #Ottawa

— Scott Stilborn (@OFSFirePhoto)
November 15, 2022

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