A person was rescued from a burning low-rise building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in central Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood Thursday morning, according to Ottawa Fire Services.
A firefighter was also hurt when they fell through a floor, the service said in a post on X.
An Ottawa paramedic spokesperson said no firefighters had to be taken to hospital. Another adult was taken to one to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.
Firefighters posted around 6:15 a.m. about a fire near the north end of Sweetland, near Laurier Avenue E.
Another look at the burning building. (Justin Wang)
Firefighters asked people to avoid the area. Ottawa police have closed Sweetland and Osgoode around this intersection.
The school board said the fire forced école élémentaire publique Francojeunesse to close Thursday.
Firefighters spray the building later Thursday morning. (Francis Ferland/CBC)