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Ottawa fire crews say 2 people injured in 2-alarm blaze in Mechanicsville

Ottawa fire crews battle a two-alarm blaze on Hinchey Avenue on Jan. 12, 2021. @OFSFirePhoto / Twitter

Two people were injured after a two-alarm blaze broke out in Mechanicsville on Tuesday night, Ottawa fire crews said.

Ottawa Fire Services said crews were called to a triplex fire on Hinchey Avenue shortly after 10:30 p.m.

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Firefighters said they say heavy flames from the building when they arrived and promptly declared a second alarm.

Crews said they were able to knock down the fire by 12:31 a.m.

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The structure was fully evacuated after crews arrived, but OFS said two civilian injuries were reported on scene.

Damages are estimated at roughly $600,000, according to OFS.

A GoFundMe campaign set up for victims of the fire states that seven people were displaced by the blaze and credits two women with alerting residents in the other units about the emergency. As of Friday afternoon, the fundraiser had generated $1,345 towards its $2,500 goal.

An OFS investigator has been dispatched to determine the cause of the fire.

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