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Multiple residents rescued following highrise fire in Carlington

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Ottawa Fire Services says multiple residents have been rescued after a fire broke out in a highrise building in Calrlington in the early hours of Friday morning.

Ottawa Paramedic Service told CTV News Ottawa six people were treated on scene for mild smoke inhalation — four of them were in the building where the fire started, and the other two were in the adjacent building.

Firefighters say they received multiple calls at 2:18 a.m. reporting smoke visible on the third floor of a highrise residential building located in the 100 block of Lepage Avenue.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they went to the third floor where they were met with smoke. That was when they declared a working fire and started working on putting it down. When the fire became under control at 2:46 a.m., firefighters started rescuing residents. They say multiple residents were rescued from the building.

Crews remain on scene to ventilate the building.

The investigation into what led to the fire is under investigation.

Residents who are affected by this incident will be assisted by the Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

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