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Ottawa blaze destroys 39 apartment units

Ottawa - Fire investigators were on the scene Sunday after a fire destroyed 39 apartment units and displaced 75 people near Algonquin College in Ottawa.

April 20, 2015 
By The Canadian Press

The Red Cross says the fire started at a three-storey apartment building (in Nepean) just before 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen says the school is preparing for as many as 40 students who were displaced by the fire to move in to its residence for the time being.

The Red Cross has also been on the scene assisting residents of the building, assessing their specific needs and sorting out long-term accommodations.

They say they found a place for every displaced person to stay Saturday night, either at Algonquin College, with family, friends, or at other buildings owned by the same company.


Ottawa Fire says they don’t yet have a damage estimate or a cause of the fire.

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