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Person rescued, firefighter hurt in Sandy Hill fire

Ottawa firefighters at a burning building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in Sandy Hill Feb. 1, 2024. (Scott Stilborn/X - image credit)
Ottawa firefighters at a burning building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in Sandy Hill Feb. 1, 2024. (Scott Stilborn/X - image credit)

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.

Ottawa firefighters at a burning building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in Sandy Hill Feb. 1, 2024.
Ottawa firefighters at a burning building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in Sandy Hill Feb. 1, 2024.

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.

Hydro Ottawa's outage map also said power was out for hundreds of customers in the area until around noon. It said those outages were because of a different fire.

The school board said the fire forced école élémentaire publique Francojeunesse to close Thursday.

Ottawa firefighters at a burning building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in Sandy Hill Feb. 1, 2024.
Ottawa firefighters at a burning building at the corner of Sweetland Avenue and Osgoode Street in Sandy Hill Feb. 1, 2024.

Firefighters spray the building later Thursday morning. (Francis Ferland/CBC)