A man has been seriously injured and taken to hospital after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Gatineau Friday night, Gatineau firefighters say.
The smoke detector in the condo was disconnected, said Dany Fortin, a spokesman for the Gatineau Fire Department.
The fire in the tenth-floor flat at 89 rue Vaudreuil in central Hull was quickly extinguished and damage was limited to that unit, the department said in a press release. They responded to a call just after 11pm Friday.
In the release, the department issued a reminder that a working fire alarm can save your life if there is a fire.
The damage was estimated at $100,000.
In Ottawa, firefighters extinguished a blaze early Saturday morning in the back of a home on Bruyere Street between Dalhousie and Cumberland Street.
They received a call shortly after 5 a.m. about the fire in the back of a three-story town house, the Ottawa Fire Department said in a press release. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.