OTTAWA – Two fires had crews responding to opposite ends of the city less than 30 minutes apart Sunday night.
Shortly after 6 p.m. fire crews were called to 3924 Old Richmond Rd. where they battled a blaze that had destroyed a deck.
They defensively extinguished the flames before they could spread to the house, but the exterior was damaged.
No one was injured, and damage is pegged at $5,000.
Meanwhile, shortly after 6:30 p.m. firefighters were called to 203 Rochester St., where a kitchen fire ripped through a second floor apartment above Handyman Personnel.
Crews used a ladder to rescue a man from the balcony. He was brought to the ground safely, but suffered serious smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Damage is estimated at $100,000.