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.