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Driver extracted from rollover at Eagleson and Fallowfield

From Ottawa Fire Services:

17:48 Ottawa Fire Services received a call from Ottawa Police Services reporting a single vehicle rollover at this intersection

Upon arrival confirmed vehicle was on its’ side with lone occupant of the vehicle was trapped

Extrication began at 17:58
Person was extricated at 18:11
Person extricated now in care of Ottawa Paramedic Service

 


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Overnight fire at auto shop may have been arson, police investigate

Firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle fire at Stittsville Automotive on Neil Avenue (near Carp Road) overnight. Police are investigating the fire for possible arson.

Via CBC Ottawa: “At about 3 a.m., firefighters were called to a fire at a commercial garage on Neil Avenue in Stittsville. Crews managed to put the fire out quickly. Damage is estimated at about $50,000. Investigators believe the fire was deliberately set, and the investigation is now in the hands of the arson unit.”


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No injuries in small fire on Cardevco Road

(This information is via Ottawa Paramedics Service.  Cardevco Road is near the intersection of Carp Road and Richardson Side Road, and most of the businesses are industrial.)

At 16:42, Ottawa Fire Services received a call from the alarm company reporting alarms at 132 Cardevco Road. Upon arrival, crews reported a haze of smoke in the building and declared a working fire. The fire was brought under control by 17:14.

No injuries have been reported at this time. An Ottawa Fire Investigator has been dispatched to the scene. No dollar loss has been reported at this time.


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Firefighters praise quick-thinking staff at retirement residence

(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from staff at 6:21 a.m. indicating that there was heavy smoke in a unit of a Retirement Residence.  Crews made their way to the 1300 block of Stittsville Main Street.

Upon their arrival, firefighters confirmed that evacuation of residents was already underway by staff.  Some firefighters were tasked to assist with the evacuation while others made their way to the fire unit.  Crews confirmed items had ignited in a microwave in a resident’s room which caused fire and ample amounts of smoke. Continue reading


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Two teens killed in vehicle rollover on Fernbank

(Update, Monday afternoon)

The Ottawa Citizen and CBC are reporting the names of the two young women killed in the crash. Police believe the teens were heading to or from a bush party when the driver of the car tried to pass another motorist and swerved off of the road. Police are continuing to investigate and are asking any witnesses to the incident to come forward. Continue reading


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One person injured in BBQ fire on Talltree Crescent

(PHOTO: Emergency vehicles respond to a fire on Talltree Crescent on Sunday evening. Photo by Jeffrey Elliott.)

(Part of Abbott Street between Granite Ridge and Iber was closed earlier this evening, as emergency vehicles responded to a fire on Talltree Crescent. A press release from Ottawa Fire Services is included below. Based on the number of fire trucks on scene, it’s likely that the fire spread beyond the barbecue.)

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UPDATE, 10:51pm via Ottawa Paramedic Service: Paramedics responded to a working fire that occurred at 105 Talltree Cres. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at 7:52 PM on June 11, 2017.

On arrival Paramedics found one ambulatory 32 year old male patient with burns to his arms and face. Paramedics treated the patient’s burns with irrigation, bandaging and pain relief medications. The patient was transported to hospital on a high priority and was stable on arrival at the hospital. The burns occurred as a result of a gas barbeque.

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(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Fire fighters received multiple calls reporting that a BBQ had caught on fire on the deck area of a home at 105 Talltree Crescent.

The time of the initial call was 19:41. On route, black smoke could be seen by responding crews and a working fire was assigned prior to arrival.  Continue reading


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Fernbank farm owner asks for public’s help to find possible arsonists

Joni Sabourin and her family own 200 acres farmland on Fernbank Road, immediately west of Deer Run and West Ridge.  On Sunday, firefighters responded to a brush fire on her property that she believes was deliberately set.

The fire on Sunday was quickly contained, damaging some hay and a large Manitoba maple tree.  Sabourin tells StittsvilleCentral.ca that trespassing and vandalism on the property is a frequent concern. 

She posted the following note to the Stittsville Neighbours Facebook group today:

Hi Neighbours, yesterday we had a large fire in our hay field/forest area directly behind Birchland Street (Westridge Area). When the firefighters arrived on site they came across a number of kids running away from the scene.

This is the third incident we have had on the property, which could have been extremely dangerous for the homeowners on Birchland, as well as our farm property. There is NO access to fire hydrants and water had to be trucked in using special equipment.

If you have any information or have seen any of these kids entering the private property yesterday, please contact the Ottawa Police referencing Case # 17-122879.

We have a huge amount of clean-up to do along with approximately 1 km of ruts to fix, due to all the fire trucks accessing from Fernbank. I would like the kids responsible to help with the clean up. Maybe a bit of hard work will ensure they learn their lesson. Please talk to your kids. This could have been extremely serious if the fields had been dry. Thank you.

Brush fire behind Birchland Drive on Sunday, May 28 Brush fire behind Birchland Drive on Sunday, May 28 Brush fire behind Birchland Drive on Sunday, May 28


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Campaign aims to replace instruments destroyed in Kanata Montessori fire

A fire last week in a portable at the Kanata Montessori School destroyed many of the school’s musical instruments.

David and Marie Haynes, who have kids who attend the school, are organizing a donation drive to collect instruments to replace what was lost.  The instruments that are needed the most are smaller instruments that are used for the younger grades.

Instruments they are hoping to collect include:

  • Electric or Acoustic guitars – preferably child sized, but either is good.
  • Amplifiers
  • trumpets
  • trombones
  • clarinets
  • any other wind instruments
  • hand drums

The school does not need violins or recorders!

Click here for more info on how to make a donation…


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Portable fire at Montessori School in Kanata

(Ottawa Fire Services reported a fire early Monday morning at the Kanata Montessori School in Kanata South. It’s on Michael Cowpland Drive near the Trans Canada Trail, just east of Terry Fox.)


UPDATE: Police have opened an arson investigation. 

Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call reporting trees on fire near Terrence Matthews Drive on April 24, 2017 at 00:17 hours.Upon arrival fire fighters confirmed fire in a  portable building with exposures at 355 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata Montessori School. A working fire was declared at 00:23 hours and fire fighters immediately began suppression operations.

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Fire on Fowler Street in Richmond displaces family of five

UPDATE: Neighbours have set up a fundraising page to help the family displaced by the fire: “The Purdy family from Richmond ON suffered a devastating loss yesterday when a fire completely destroyed their home. My son attends school with one of their children and I have reached out to the family to see where assistance is most needed. They are extremely appreciative and a little overwhelmed at the outpouring of community spirit. They are currently figuring out the logistics of where they will live, etc so although donations of clothing and furniture are thoughtful, at this point in time the family has nowhere to store anything. This page has been set up so that those who wish to help can provide some financial relief to the family during a very difficult time. There may be other ways to donate/help in the future, this is just a starter so that they can purchase the basic necessities for their family for the time being.”

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(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from a resident at 3:02 p.m. indicating that there was thick black smoke coming from their home at 27 Fowler Street in Richmond.  The caller confirmed that there were no persons inside the residence.  Continue reading


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Another collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield

Emergency crews responded to another bad collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield, just two weeks after a fatal incident at the same intersection

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Ottawa Fire responds to possible bus fire on West Ridge

Ottawa Fire responded this afternoon to a report of a possible bus fire at Westridge Drive and Barracks Way, south of Fernbank. Traffic is being affected.

More to come…


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Fire hydrant testing in Stittsville June 14-17

Minion fire hydrant, as seen on Stonepath Crescent in Crossing Bridge

(via City of Ottawa)

Did you know that the City has over 22,000 fire hydrants? To ensure they are in working order, all City hydrants are tested annually. The following streets will be tested between June 14 and June 17.  Most are in the Fairwinds, Johnwoods, Arcadia and Richardson Ridge communities. Continue reading


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Dryer fire on Flewellyn Road

(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call around 11:00pm Saturday night reporting smoke visible in a home at 5891 Flewellyn Road near Shea. Residents reported it could be due to a dryer fire.

Upon arrival, crews reported a fire in behind the dryer and in the walls and declared a working fire. No injuries were reported. Crews were still on scene at midnight, working to bring the fire under control.


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Two Stittsville buildings are on this year’s Doors Open list

(via City of Ottawa)

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America.  Since its inception in 2002, over 850,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings including Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Embassy of the United States, and the Connaught Building….just to name a few. Continue reading


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NOTEBOOK: Fairwinds Fort McMurray fundraiser, Stittsville high school, more

FAIRWINDS MERCHANTS PLAN BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR FORT MCMURRAY
On Thursday, May 26 at noon, Food Basics, Dollar Tree and The Grounds Café will be hosting a free BBQ.  Food Basics will provide the burgers and hot dogs, Dollar Tree will provide condiments, plates, cutlery and cups and The Grounds will serve coffee. Continue reading


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Explosion and fire destroy four street sweepers on Faulkner Trail

(via Ottawa Fire)

At around 4:00am on Friday, Ottawa Fire received multiple 911 calls of an explosion in a parking lot and flames visible at the intersection of Faulkner Trail and Eagleson Rd.

On arrival there were multiple vehicles fully involved with exposure buildings close by. A working fire was declare immediately in order to have extra apparatus to protect the exposures. The fire was under control as of 4:30am.

At this time the vehicles fully involved are four street sweepers.

Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Enbridge and Hydro are responding. No firefighter injuries or civilian injuries at this time.

The cause at this time is unknown and estimated damages are not known.

 


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