10 people displaced after early morning Vanier fire

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At least two people are being taken care of by Red Cross after an early morning fire at a home under construction spread to a neighbouring duplex in Vanier and displaced 10 people.

According to Ottawa Fire Services, a working fire was declared when crews arrived a little before 4 a.m. Saturday and found the home at 151 Longpre St. fully consumed by flames.

Fire crews also noticed smoke and fire coming from the neighbouring building at 155 and 157 Longpre St., a duplex subdivided into four units.

By 4 a.m., a second alarm was declared and firefighters searched the neighbouring structure to ensure the building had been evacuated.

One person was assessed by paramedics, but wasn't taken to hospital.

Two people are receiving victim services from the Red Cross, according to Carson Tharris, the public information officer for Ottawa Fire Services.

Another house on Longpre Street as well as a shed and house on Tabor Avenue were also damaged in the fire, authorities said.

Photo taken by Mel McLaughlin
Photo taken by Mel McLaughlin