Canada 2 firefighters battling Stittsville blaze taken to hospital

01:55  17 april  2018
01:55  17 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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a close up of a street: Firefighters were called to 24 Snowberry Way after a reported electrical fire. © Scott Stilborn/Ottawa Fire Services Firefighters were called to 24 Snowberry Way after a reported electrical fire.

Two firefighters were taken to hospital while battling a house fire in Stittsville Monday afternoon.

The fire crews were called to 24 Snowberry Way after a report of an electrical fire in the home's basement, according to Ottawa Fire Services spokesperson Danielle Cardinal.

Crews were battling the two-alarm blaze when two firefighters need to be rescued from the building, Cardinal said. They were taken to hospital. There is no word on the extent of their injuries.

A resident of the home was also assessed for injuries but was not transported to hospital.

Crews remain on the scene to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters are asking people to avoid the area of Snowberry Way and Henry Goulburn Way and are asking residents in the neighbourhood to keep their vehicles in their laneway or garage and stay off the road.

Premier says extra teams at coroner’s office are working to identify victims of van tragedy, help families desperate for information .
The province is providing extra resources — “any support that is necessary” — in the aftermath of Monday’s tragedy, said Premier Kathleen Wynne.Additional teams have been dispatched to aid in the identification of victims “in order to expedite that process, to move as quickly as possible to give families, who are desperate for information — more information — and to give it to them more quickly, because those hours of waiting are very, very painful.”Speaking outside her office at Queen’s Park Tuesday morning, reading from handwritten notes, Wynne offered condolences to the families and friends of the victims “and the victims themselves who have survived, whose lives will never be the same.

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