Ottawa Fire responded to two fires Thursday – on opposite ends of the city.
Around 11 a.m. fire crews were called to 9 Steggal Crescent in Stittsville for a vehicle fire. The car, parked in the driveway, caught fire. The engine compartment and front of the passenger area was completely engulfed.
The car’s flames damaged the siding on the exterior of the home as well as the garage door, but the house did not catch fire.
There were no injuries.
Fire crews then responded to a call shortly before 12 noon, to a fire in Overbrook.
Heavy smoke was coming from the upper level of a two-storey building on Queen Mary Street. The fire started on the back deck, then spread up the exterior of the home into the upper bedroom.
No one was injured in the fire, but four residents of the building had to seek warm shelter while fire crews put out the fire. Residents were expected to be allowed to return once the building was secure. Victims services was also called in to assist the four residents.
Damage is estimated at $30,000.
Following the fire, a broken water main closed Queen Mary Street between Bernard and Frances Street, and Isidore Street between King George and Prince Albert Streets.