Here’s Josh, a volunteer firefighter from Station 81 on Stittsville Main Street. He took part in a dance-off at Shad Qadri’s party in the park. Skip ahead to 30 seconds, and then watch as he really gets going at around the one minute mark.
The SIU says the crash happened at about 9:20am when an Ottawa police officer was responding to call.
Ottawa paramedics say they responded to a serious two-vehicle t-bone collision and treated two people at the scene. A male police officer in his 30s was treated for a serious head injury. He was initially unconscious but regained consciousness soon after paramedic’s arrival. He is in serious but stable condition in hospital.
An 52-year-old female was treated for hip, spinal leg injuries. The woman was trapped in her vehicle and required extrication by Ottawa Fire Services. She too is in serious but stable condition in hospital.
J.P. Trottier of the Ottawa Paramedic Service says that as of 10:20am, both victims were awake and in serious but stable condition in hospital.
The SIU says they’ve assigned seven investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2293.
Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) firefighters will be out in the community during the first week of June to encourage residents to install, test and ensure that smoke alarms in their homes are operating.
June 1 to 8 is the first of two eight-day blitzes OFS plans for 2015 as part of its annual Wake Up campaign. The second blitz will take place in the fall.
During this period homes throughout the city will receive visits from firefighters. The Ontario Fire Code requires homes to have a working smoke alarm on each floor and a working carbon monoxide alarm in each home.
Homeowners who need new or additional alarms will be given information on how to acquire one. Homeowners who do not have any working alarms may have one immediately installed for them, or be provided with new batteries.
Visits will take place between 6 and 8 p.m. on weekdays and between 2 and 4 p.m. on weekends. Firefighters will be in uniform and residents are not obligated to provide them access to their home. This is a courtesy call only.
Subdivisions built in the last five years are less likely to receive visits. If no one is home when OFS comes calling, fire safety information will be left in the mailbox.
Firefighters visit Ottawa homes in this manner year round and have been doing so since the Wake Up program began in 2005. For more information visit ottawa.ca.
Ottawa Fire Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a house on fire at 1195 Upper Dwyer Hill. The calls came in at approximately 19:59 this evening. Upon arrival, the crews reported that the garage was fully involved and was spreading to the trees. A working fire was put in immediately at 20:03. It was confirmed that the garage was a detached garage about 12ft x 20ft. It was about 200ft from the house. It was reported that there was a truck in the garage that was also fully involved. The fire had spread to a wood pile and some trees nearby. There was no damage to the house. Approximate damages to the garage and truck are $60,000. No one was home at the time of the fire. An under control time was put in at 20:18 and a loss stopped at 20:37. The cause is still undetermined at this time.
Ottawa Fire Services responded to a 911 call today shortly after 2:30pm about a fire on Maestro Avenue in the Fairwinds North area.
The 911 caller reported seeing black smoke coming from a second storey vent. The home was empty and no injuries were reported.
The Ottawa Fire Department initially reported the fire as being at 101 Maestro Avenue, but a resident says that it was in fact at 103.
An Ottawa Fire SUV was parked in the driveway in front of the homes on Wednesday evening. The upstairs windows at 101 and 103 Maestro Avenue were wide open but there was no visible damage on the outside. At least one family has been temporarily displaced.
The townhome is in a newer area of Fairwinds North, and homes have only been occupied for the past few weeks. A neighbour told StittsvilleCentral.ca that the people at 103 Maestro were renters and were renters and were in the process of moving in when the fire started.
Ottawa Police, Ottawa Paramedics, Hydro One and Enbridge Gas were all tiered to the call to assist, and the fire was reported as under control by 3:00pm. Crews remained on scene working to extinguish the fire.
Ottawa firefighters responded to what they described as a “large hay stack” on fire near Rothbourne and Moonstone, just west of Carp Road around 10:40am on Monday morning. The fire was quickly contained.
The two people arrested yesterday by Ottawa Police after the Tanger Outlets shooting have been released without charges. Police are looking for two “persons of interest” in connection with yesterday’s events.
You can read eyewitness reports from yesterday’s events as they unfolded here.
Demolition of the old Bradley’s General Store building at 1518 Stittsville Main Street started at 7am today. By 10am it was a pile of bricks. A fire destroyed the building in September 2013. Although it had heritage designation, the building was deemed to be structurally unsound.
No word yet on what will replace the building, or when.
“Yesterday’s fire on Abaca Way was caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette. Cigarette was put in a planter which caught fire. This is the third fire in a week caused by carelessly discarded smoking material.”